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FIRST ALERT: More rain expected through Wed. in the Lowcountry as TS Fred moves inland

Published: Aug. 16, 2021 at 10:18 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2021 at 11:49 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Rain in the Lowcountry is expected through Wednesday as Tropical Storm Fred moves inland after making landfall in Florida. As Fred weakens to South Carolina’s west, high pressure and moisture is continuing to bring more wet weather to the Palmetto State.

An unsettled weather pattern will continue for the next several days with the chance for heavy rain and localized flooding in our area. Live 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh says several inches of rain are likely by midweek.

“The weather pattern will allow for more sunshine and less rainfall during the second half of the work week,” Walsh said.

Tropical Storm Fred

The center of Tropical Storm Fred has moved into southeastern Alabama as heavy rain and a flood threat spreads inland.

Late Monday night., the center of Tropical Storm Fred was about 10 miles east of Alabama. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph.

Fred is moving toward the north-northeast near 12 mph, and this general motion with an increase in forward speed is expected over the next day or so.

“On the forecast track, the center of Fred will move across western and northern Georgia on Tuesday, across the southern Appalachian Mountains on Tuesday night, and into the central Appalachians by early Wednesday,” NHC officials said.

Tropical Depression Grace

Tropical Depression Grace is continuing to produce heavy rain over portions of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

As of Monday night, the center of Grace was located about 100 miles west-southwest of Port au Prince, Haiti.

On the forecast track, the center of Grace will continue to move near or over the Tiburon Peninsula of Haiti Monday night.

“It will then move between Jamaica and southeastern Cuba on Tuesday, near the Cayman Islands Tuesday night, and approach the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico Wednesday and Wednesday night,” officials with the National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical Storm Henri

Tropical Storm Henri is moving slowly south-southwestward and is about 140 miles southeast of Bermuda. Henri is moving toward the southwest near 5 mph.

Meteorologists say a slow clockwise turn toward the southwest and then toward the west is expected during the next day or two. On the forecast track, the center of Henri should pass well to the south of Bermuda late Tuesday or Tuesday night.

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