Severe Weather Watches in effect for the Midlands

Columbia (WACH) -- A Tornado Watch has been issued for Aiken, Sumter, Calhoun, Kershaw, Orangeburg, Richland and Lexington counties through 6pm Saturday.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Fairfield, Saluda and Newberry counties until 3pm.

A line of strong to severe storms has already brought damage to parts of Newberry county, reports of downed trees in Whitmire and Little Mountain.

Storms will move through the Midlands this afternoon and evening.