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Police warn motorists, beachgoers of potentially high tides this week

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CHARLESTON, SC (AP) - -

Charleston police warn motorists to use extra caution Tuesday morning because of another round of astronomical high tides could cause flooding.

More beach erosion and more flooding of low-lying areas along the South Carolina coast is also expected this because of those unusually high tides, which are also known as king tides. 

The National Weather Service issued coastal flood advisories for south coast into southeast Georgia on Monday morning warning of street and lowland flooding - the second round of flooding after historic rains earlier this month. More than an inch of rain is forecast in the Charleston area over the next several days.

Local media outlets report more erosion is also expected on oceanfront dunes damaged earlier this month. Higher-than-normal tides are expected to affect the coast through Halloween.

A small craft advisory is in effect off the coast through late Wednesday.

"Motorists should be particularly vigilant for any coastal flooding and exercise extreme caution," Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said.

Copyright 2015 WCSC/AP. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved.

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