CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – She appeared to be the storm that couldn't.
Tropical Storm Nicole fell apart shortly after she formed Wednesday, doing little more than dropping more rain on the Southeast, a region of the country that has not seen significant rainfall for weeks.
All flood and tornado watches have expired for Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties. Flood watches are still in effect for Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg Counties. Those norther counties, as well as the North Carolina coast are still facing heavy rain and winds, but that severe weather has moved away from the Lowcountry.
Some light rain is possible early Thursday morning, but the sun should start to reappear around 11 a.m. in the Charleston area.
Tropical Storm Nicole was downgraded back to a tropical depression at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The storm quickly developed in the Caribbean earlier this week, hitting Cuba and it now passes southeastern Florida. The rain falling in the Lowcounty now is actually ahead of the tropical system, which is still by Florida.