FIRST ALERT: Periods of heavy rain expected into Sunday night
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A storm system moving toward the Lowcountry will continue to produce rain throughout the day Sunday.
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Live 5 Meteorologist Chris Holtzman said widespread flooding across the Lowcountry was not expected from the day’s rain, but said periods of heavy rain are expected throughout the day on Sunday as a storm system moves across the area, Holtzman said.
As of 2 p.m., most of the southern Lowcountry had recorded between a tenth and a quarter-inch of rain, with portions of Beaufort, Colleton and Charleston counties showing between a quarter-inch and half-inch of rain. Portions of the Midlands were already recording between three-quarters of an inch to an inch of rain.
The cold front associated with all of the showers will move across the Lowcountry Sunday night around 8 p.m., which could bring a slight chance of storms, but Holtzman said the storm threat was very low.
Flooding prompted the closure of a few roads in downtown Charleston earlier Sunday morning because of the combination of rain and high tide. Charleston Police say those roads have since reopened.
The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood advisory that expired at 11 a.m. for coastal Colleton and Charleston Counties.
The latest Live 5 Future Tracker forecast called for more than an inch of rain over Sunday for Charleston, North Charleston, Beaufort and Georgetown, more than one-and-a-half inches in Moncks Corner and Walterboro, and more than two inches in Kingstree and Orangeburg.
The Live 5 Weather team declared Sunday a First Alert Weather Day because of the amount of rainfall expected.
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