Lowcountry pelted by hail, T-storms; More storms possible today

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A line of storms pelted much of the South Carolina coast with golf ball to baseball-sized hail overnight and early Wednesday morning.

The storm was part of a severe weather system sweeping across the area. Viewers sent in pictures of hail from all over the area including McClellanville, Awendaw and Andrews. Reports of large hail on Isle of Palms and at Wild Dunes also came in.

Severe weather rolled in across the Lowcountry as lightning and thunder caused a number of power outages. According to SCE&G, 812 people are still without power in Charleston County. Richland County has 4,946 reported outages, the most in the state. There are 20 outages in Dorchester County.

The morning thunderstorms moved off the coast with only a few light showers remaining in some hours, but more isolated storms could pop up later in the day.

By mid-day some sun and clouds will return with the humidity starting to creep back up. Highs later Wednesday afternoon will top out in the low to mid 80's.

As the sea-breeze moves in toward Interstate 95, a few storms may pop up, mainly west if I-26. A few of those storms could be strong or severe with gusty winds and some hail. Winds will stay east to northeast at 10-12 mph.

Wednesday night, any lingering showers and storms will fade away and some patchy fog could develop. Lows overnight will fall into the mid 60's. The pattern changes back to a bit more like summertime as the week continues. Warm, muggy afternoons top out in the lower 80's Thursday and Friday with the best chance of scattered storms coming back on Saturday and Sunday.

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