FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Wind advisory in effect for most of Lowcountry

Wind could bring down power lines, trees
Updated: Feb. 7, 2020 at 9:45 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Tornado watches and severe thunderstorm warnings have been canceled after storms rolled through Thursday night, but high winds are still a factor for Friday.

A wind advisory is in effect through 5 p.m. Friday. For Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Beaufort and Colleton Counties, wind gusts could reach up to 40 miles per hour. The advisory that includes Williamsburg and Georgetown Counties forecasts wind gusts of up to 55 miles per hour.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Winds could topple tree limbs and a few power outages could result. Soil saturated from Thurdsay night’s storms could cause trees to fall.

Wind gusts were recorded upwards of 60 mph during the storms. A 45-mph gust was measured in North Charleston early Friday.

“Wind gusts to 40 mph will be common,” Meteorologist Joey Sovine said. “Use caution driving over elevated roadways.”

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