FIRST ALERT: Significant flooding Tuesday; Rain likely returning to the Lowcountry, Up to 4” Possible Wednesday through Friday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Major flooding is likely along the coast as tides peak near 7 p.m. Tuesday. Avoid driving through flooded roads. A flood warning is in effect until 10 p.m. Tuesday. This is due to onshore winds paired with higher than usual tides. Hurricane Sally meanders in the Gulf the last mainly dry day continues in the Charleston area. The next big change will be an increasing rain chance starting Wednesday. Showers should begin pushing on shore tomorrow morning and into the afternoon. The greatest rain chance will be along the coast. The cloud coverage and rain will help hold temps near 80 degrees. The rain chance will peak near 80% Thursday. Some of the rain could be heavy and lead to minor flooding. Being that we are on the east side of the system we also have a low-end threat for an isolated tornado late Thursday and Friday. A cold front will accompany the system by the end of the week and bring drying conditions this weekend.

Much cooler temperatures return Saturday and Sunday! Get ready for highs in the 70s with mornings near 60 degrees- Fall is just around the corner. A moderate risk for rip current remains in place tomorrow. Use caution out at the beaches.

Tropics: Hurricane Sally is inching closer to the Gulf coast. Historic flooding is expected in the south. The remnants will bring 1-4″ of rain to the Lowcountry. Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Teddy continues to strengthen, but is expected to stay out over the ocean. Hurricane Paulette continues to move away from the U.S. Tropical Storm Vicky will quickly weaken. We will be watching the cluster of storms behind Teddy for possible development the rest of the week.

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with coastal shower overnight; LOW: 70.

WEDNESDAY: Cloudy and wet at times; HIGH: 82.

THURSDAY: Widespread rain likely with a few storms; HIGH: 82.

FRIDAY: Heavy rain possible with t-storms; HIGH: 84.

Meteorologist Danielle Prinz

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