FIRST ALERT: Up to 3 inches of rain possible by Wednesday morning

FIRST ALERT: Up to 3 inches of rain possible by Wednesday morning
Minor localized flooding is possible with many spots expected to receive between 2 to -3 of rain, Meteorologist Joey Sovine said. He says you should plan on allowing extra time for your morning commute Wednesday! (Source: Live 5)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A storm system moving across the southeast could dump a significant amount of rain over the Lowcountry into Wednesday morning.

The Live 5 Weather team declared Wednesday a First Alert Weather Day because two computer models are projecting between one and three inches of rain could fall by lunchtime.

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Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh said it would be a morning event which will actually begin Tuesday night.

Walsh said the threat of severe thunderstorms or gusty winds are low. Because tides are expected to be below 6 feet, the threat of coastal flooding will also likely be low, Walsh said.

Other computer models don’t predict as much rain, Walsh said. But First Alert Weather Days are designed to give you early warning about potentially disruptive weather, especially when it could effect critical times like morning rush hour.

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