High tides to affect beaches, coastal areas in SC this week

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — More beach erosion and more flooding of low-lying areas along the South Carolina coast is expected this week with another round of astronomical high tides often called king tides.

The National Weather Service issued coastal flood advisories for south coast into southeast Georgia on Monday morning warning of street and lowland flooding – the second round of flooding after historic rains earlier this month. More than an inch of rain is forecast in the Charleston area over the next several days.

Local media outlets report more erosion is also expected on oceanfront dunes damaged earlier this month. Higher-than-normal tides are expected to affect the coast through Halloween.

A small craft advisory is in effect off the coast through late Wednesday.

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