Soaking rains, colder temps move into Lowcountry

Soaking rains, colder temps move into Lowcountry

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A potent storm system from the Gulf of Mexico is expected to track just off the coast Friday night and away from the Lowcountry by Saturday, but it could dump up to two inches of rain on the area by the time it clears.

The system was a bit delayed in arriving in the Lowcountry but has now spreading across the region and bringing the coldest temperatures of the week with it.

"Rain will be off and on through the day with the heaviest possible Friday afternoon and evening," Live 5 Meteorologist Justin Lock said.

Lock says rain, heavy at times, will continue into Friday night. Total rainfall could reach two inches.

High tides during the late afternoon could lead to minor flooding in low-lying areas like downtown Charleston and heavy rain could make it even worse. Highs tide in the Charleston harbor Friday occurs at 10:21 p.m.

Showers will be possible through mid-morning on Saturday. Some clearing is expected for the afternoon with highs in the 50s, and lows Saturday night into the 30s.

To keep up-to-date with weather and expected precipitation in the Lowcountry check out our interactive radar right here.

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