Remnants of Sally bring rain, flooding to South Carolina on Thursday

VIDEO: Tropical Depression Sally expected to bring rain, possible flooding issues to South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - As the remnants of Tropical Depression Sally move across South Carolina, the Lowcountry can expect periods of rain and possible flooding during morning and evening tides.

LIVE 5 FIRST ALERT DESK: Here's an update on what to expect today from remnants of Tropical Storm Sally:

Posted by Live 5 News on Thursday, September 17, 2020

“Look for on and off rain, some heavy at times during the day,” Live 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh said. “There will also be breaks and pockets of sunshine. It will still be warm and muggy, but not overall hot.”

There is a low chance of severe weather and an isolated tornado for the Lowcountry.

Much of the Lowcountry saw between two and four inches of rain on Wednesday.

“This combined with standing salt water left over from earlier coastal flooding will result in an increased risk for minor flooding of low-lying and poor drainage areas,” said officials with the National Weather Service.

Rain is expected to continue throughout the day on Thursday with the possibility of more heavy rain around 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Then closer to lunch time, storm cells from Tropical Depression Sally may arrive in our area with strong thunderstorms and damaging wind.

By Friday morning, the system will start to slowly pull into North Carolina.

Sally decreased in strength late Wednesday night into a depression, but it’s continuing to bring a lot of rain across the South, and that will continue for South Carolina.

There were several reports of flooded roads on Wednesday afternoon and evening mostly from ponding from heavy rain. Rain totals from earlier this evening included nearly 6 inches in Shadowmoss, 5.43 inches in Ladson, 3 inches in West Ashley and 2.47 inches in Hanahan.

Tides peaked at 8 p.m. in the Charleston Harbor which was higher than usual.

Sally is expected to weaken in the next 24 hours and move over central Georgia, then between the Midlands and the Piedmont late tomorrow night into Friday morning.

Showers and the potential for severe weather is a possibility as Sally’s remnants get closer to South Carolina.

After Sally passes by, a front is expected to push into our area this weekend with cooler weather.

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