Storms leave the Lowcountry, windy day expected Thursday

Storms leave the Lowcountry, windy day expected Thursday

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Lowcountry saw periods of rain, thunder and lightning through 4 a.m. Thursday as strong storms moved through the Southeast.

A tornado watch was canceled at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. One downtown Charleston Street, Gadsden at Bennett, is closed due to flooding.

Meteorologist Joey Sovine says there were over 300 lightning strikes across upper Charleston County within 15 minutes in the 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. hour.

Prepare for a windy day with a high of 70 degrees.

Wind gusts of 40 mph are possible. Strong winds combined with the water-saturated ground may make the case for downed trees.

Wednesday night's storms dumped heavy rain and hail over some parts of the Lowcountry.

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