Flash Flood and Severe Weather Risk in Eastern South Carolina Friday

Dec 14, 2018

Yet another strong storm system is approaching the Palmetto State. On a weekend, of course. But this one will bring all rain. And a lot of it.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Pee Dee region of South Carolina through Saturday afternoon, where two to four inches of rain is expected in this region. While that isn't a large or record-setting amount of rain, it will fall on already saturated soil. And since the rain will be heavy at times, it could produce flash flooding, especially in poor drainage areas near creeks, streams and ditches.

In addition to the heavy rain, a few strong thunderstorms are possible immediately along the coast of South Carolina Friday afternoon and evening. National Weather Service forecasters from the Storm Prediction Center say there is a “marginal” risk of wind damage in these areas.

Absolutely no frozen precipitation is expected in the Carolinas from this storm system, as warm air has been entrained into it from both the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The storm is slowing down, however, and scattered showers will remain possible through early Sunday in the Mid-Atlantic region.