Periods of heavy rain possible through AM/PM drive

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — WCBD’s team of meteorologists issued a Weather Alert Day for Monday, April 24.

Bands of showers and thunderstorms are expected through the day.

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect until 9 a.m., for Charleston County.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Orangeburg, Clarendon, Georgetown, and Williamsburg counties and remains in effect through this evening.

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Due to the heavy rainfall occurring within a few hours of high tide, minor flooding is likely in coastal locations. Be especially cautious when traveling through low-lying areas near the coast.

Locally, heavy rainfall will be likely with some flooding possible. Most areas will pick up 1-2″ of rain by this evening. A few spots could see higher amounts locally.

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The greatest threat for flooding will be centered on about an hour or two either side of high tide which will occur around 7 a.m. Monday morning’s high tide is expected to run higher than normal and saltwater flooding will be likely in flood-prone areas even without heavy rain.

In addition to the heavy rain potential, one or two strong thunderstorms will be possible, however, the severe weather threat will remain quite low.

Clouds will break Tuesday and the rest of the week into the weekend looks to be fantastic.

 

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