...Flash Flood Watch in effect through late tonight...
The National Weather Service in Charleston has expanded the
* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina...including the following areas...in southeast Georgia...Bulloch...Candler...Effingham...Jenkins and Screven. In southeast South Carolina...Allendale... Dorchester...Hampton...inland Berkeley...inland Colleton... inland Jasper and tidal Berkeley.
* Through late tonight
* widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with local amounts exceeding 5 inches are expected through tonight. Of significant concern is the fact that torrential rainfall is expected late this evening around the time of an above normal high tide. This could result in significant flooding concerns in coastal low- lying areas including downtown Charleston and Savannah.
* Flooding could occur quickly...especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Driving could become hazardous as some area roadways could become impassable due to high water... especially in urban areas like downtown Charleston and Savannah around the time of high tide.
Be prepared to protect life and property...especially in areas prone to flooding. If flooding develops...move to higher ground immediately. If driving...be prepared for flooded roadways and possible Road closures.