Severe thunderstorm warning expires, greater storm chances Tuesday

Severe thunderstorm warning expires, greater storm chances Tuesday

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A severe thunderstorm warning from the National Weather Service expired at 10 p.m., but forecasts show a slightly greater chance of severe weather on Tuesday.

Live 5's Kaitlyn McGrath says an increasing chance for severe storms will settle into the area for Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of a low pressure system to the west. Rain chances will slowly start to dissipate as we head toward the weekend, McGrath said.

Monday night's warning was declared after a severe thunderstorm was located near the Charleston International Airport moving south at 10 mph. with wind gusts of up to 60 mph and the possibility of quarter-sized hail was detected.

The area of Monday night's warning covered portions of Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties including Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Archdale and the Naval Weapons Station Charleston.

A severe thunderstorm can cause hail damage to vehicles and wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.

If you see signs of a severe thunderstorm moving over your neighborhood, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of your home. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

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