Another Round of Heavy Rain Moving In

Feb 24, 2020

Another round of rain is expected across the Palmetto State Monday night and Tuesday, which could cause already swollen rivers to rise again.

Rain had already overspread much of South Carolina Monday, and with plenty of moisture streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico and a strong jet stream overhead, another inch or two is likely to fall before a front moves through the state Tuesday.

The highest amounts will most likely fall in southern portions of the Midlands and Upstate, near Greenville. In these areas, rainfall accumulations of 1.5 to 2 inches are possible, with locally higher amounts. The precipitation could potentially overwhelm already saturated soils and inundated waterways, leading to localized short-term flooding.

Water levels along many area rivers, creeks and streams are likely to rise again for a couple days following the storm system, forecasters at the National Weather Service warned. Moderate flooding is expected to continue or be prolonged along the Waccamaw River near Conway, the Edisto River near Givhans Ferry, and the lower Suvannah River near Clyo, GA. Minor river flooding is either ongoing or now in the forecast along the Congaree River in the Midlands and Pee Dee and Little Pee Dee rivers of eastern South Carolina.