The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Beaufort and Jasper counties through 9 p.m. tonight.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast. The storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain totaling 1 to 2 inches overnight.
A tornado watch means conditions will be favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes.
Temperatures are predicted to drop to 63 degrees overnight.
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