Tornado watch issued for county until 6 p.m. Monday

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By Greg Summers

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 29 South Carolina counties including Lancaster, Chester and Fairfield and surrounding areas until 6 p.m. today, Nov. 17.

A tornado watch means that conditions may become favorable for a tornado to develop.

Counties in the watch area include Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Hampton, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, Union and York.