CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A morning marked by heavy rains and another storm front bringing with it tornado watches and warnings has many school systems, colleges, universities and other organizations canceling their activities for Wednesday evening.
A tornado watch was put in effect for the Charleston area until 9 pm.
Berkeley, Dorchester Districts 2 and 4, and Charleston County canceled all after school activities and classes Wednesday afternoon. For all Berkeley County schools after school sports, clubs, activities and classes are canceled but after school daycares will remain open.
The Dorchester County Administrative Offices closed at 3 pm and the county is instructing all non-emergency personnel to secure their families, personal property, along with agency properties accordingly.
Charleston County Schools also canceled their after school programs and activities, including daycares.
The College of Charleston canceled all classes after 3 pm and have instructed all non-essential personnel to leave the campus. Classes at the Citadel that start after 4 pm have been canceled.
Trident Technical College canceled all classes and activities scheduled after 4:30 pm Wednesday.
The three schools will resume a normal schedule Thursday.
USC-Beaufort has canceled all classes and campus activities after 5 pm Wednesday.
The Charleston County Public Library System closed all 16 of its branches at 5 pm Wednesday.
The First Church of Christ, Scientists on Moultrie Street has canceled evening services.
John Wesley United Methodists Church also canceled all programs and services for this evening.
St. Matthews Lutheran Church on King St. has canceled its Advent service tonight.