Nicole To Bring Rain, Coastal Flooding & Windy Weather Thursday & Friday!
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS are in effect for Charleston, Berkeley, Coastal Colleton and Beaufort Counties through the end of the week. Gusts to tropical storm have occurred offshore this morning and may occasionally gust over 40 mph over the next couple days.
Hurricane Nicole begins to spread rain near the coast late during the early morning hours and through Thursday. The path of Nicole takes it north toward the Panhandle, across Georgia and into the Upstate of South Carolina Thursday night as a much weaker storm, likely a tropical depression. With the passage of the storm to our west, there will be a low chance for tornadoes beginning Thursday night through Friday midday. Bands of showers, downpours will be possible through Friday afternoon before drying out Friday evening. A cold front will move through the area this weekend bringing much cooler weather by Sunday!
Coastal flooding will occur around each high tide between now and Friday. The worst tides will likely occur on Thursday. Significant coastal flooding is possible. Road closures are likely around typical flood prone areas. Beach erosion is likely along the coast with high surf, including breakers over 5′.
Heavy rain may result in isolated, minor flooding Thursday through Friday. 1-4″ of rain is possible.
There is a slight risk of severe storms, including tornadoes, Thursday night and Friday morning.
Gusty winds are likely through Friday. Gusts over 40mph are possible along the coast, gusts to 40 mph are possible inland.
THURSDAY: Rain Likely. Windy at Times. High 74.
FRIDAY: Rain Ending Late. Windy at Times. High 78.
SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny. High 76.
SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny and Much Cooler. High 61.
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