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Flash Flood Watch issued for Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester counties

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A storm forming along the Southeast coast is expected to bring heavy rains and flooding to the Lowcountry.

Charleston and Dorchester counties will be under a flood advisory until 2:15 p.m. with minor to moderate flooding expected after the heavy rains that moved through earlier. 

Latest models show we could see up to two inches of rain as the fast moving system goes by.

The National Weather Service says it won't take much rain to produce the flooding.

"The ground remains quite wet from the historic rains that fell in October..." says the National Weather Service. "In addition, heavy rains could fall around high tide later this morning. This would enhance the risk for flooding for coastal communities such as downtown Charleston."

Look for a break in the rain on Saturday but another chance of a shower by Sunday morning with a second system that will be more to our east when it goes by. 

The Charleston Police Department has announced the following road closures: 

Upper Peninsula:

Cannon/President
Several Vehicles Disabled on Crosstown near Spring/President
Calhoun from Concord to East Bay - passable, but has water on the road
President between Line and Kennedy
Monitoring King/Huger area – Huger and N Tracy traffic being diverted to N Tracy
Manhole Cover Reported Missing at East Bay/Columbus
Lane 2 Northbound Morrison Dr from Stuart to Cooper
Lane 2 Southbound Morrison Dr from Stuart to Cooper
Fishburne/Ashley
Ashley from Fishburne to Crosstown

Lower Peninsula:

Kirkland/Beaufain
Pitt/Beaufain
Chisolm/Broad
N Market
S Market 

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