Columbia area could be hit by severe thunderstorms Tuesday night, forecasters say

National Weather Service officials are warning that severe thunderstorms may roll across the Columbia-area late Tuesday night.

As a cold front makes its way towards the Midlands, residents may see showers and severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon, according to a statement from the National Weather Service.

Those storms could cause “isolated damaging wind gusts,” according to the statement.

Gusts may reach above 30 miles-per-hour Tuesday afternoon between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to the statement. Forecasters also issued a lake wind advisory from noon to 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Emily Bohatch helps cover South Carolina’s government for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.