CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Live 5 Weather team declared Monday a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY because of the potential for periods of heavy rain and potential isolated flooding.
A flood advisory for Berkeley and Charleston counties expired at 10:30 p.m. Monday night.
This follows a day filled with rain and wind with some reporting strong wind gusts; the National Weather Service reported 46 mph wind gusts at the Charleston International Airport.
According to the National Weather Service, 2 inches of rain fell in downtown Charleston.
Aside from periods of heavy rain, strong winds were expected with gusts of up to 35 mph possible.
Live 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh says we can't rule out a light shower early Tuesday morning, but by lunch time we start to clear out with highs in the upper 70s.
The heavy rain prompted road closures in downtown Charleston late Monday afternoon.
Cherry Street has been closed due to flooding according to the Charleston Police Department.
South Market Street, which had been closed from Church Street to State Street, reopened to traffic shortly after 5 p.m.
Police said traffic lights were out, however, at the intersection of Spring Street and Lockwood Boulevard. Authorities were working to get those lights back online.
Rain chances decrease on Tuesday, but we could still see a few leftover showers or even thunderstorms.
Warmer temperatures, around 80, return by Wednesday with a seasonable end to the week expected, back in the mid 70s.
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