Forecasters with the National Weather Service (NWS) said the most significant impacts in the Lowcountry will likely happen Thursday night into Saturday. This will cause the cancellation of different events this weekend and the temporary closure of businesses and museums.
Authorities have also mentioned that heavy rainfall is likely Thursday night through Friday, which might cause flooding in certain city areas, especially those with poor drainage.
FIRST ALERT: A Storm Surge Watch is now in effect for Charleston, Coastal Colleton and Beaufort Counties. Preliminary forecasts show that 2-4' of peak storm surge is possible Thursday or Friday. Details will become clearer over the next 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/Nfm2sC2mTE
— Joey Sovine Live 5 (@JoeySovine) September 27, 2022
What should you expect this weekend?
- Flooding rain – Thursday night through Friday evening
- Significant coastal flooding – Thursday and Friday
- High wind – Friday, especially along the coast
- Tornadoes and waterspouts – Friday
A Hurricane watch is in place for Charleston, coastal Colleton, and Berkeley Counties. A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are possible in a stated area. Experts announce hurricane watches 48 hours before they expect tropical storm-force winds.
How to prepare
According to the CDC, you should be sure to prepare the following:
- Emergency food and water supply
- An emergency medicine supply
- Emergency power sources such as flashlights and extra batteries
- Safety and personal items
- Important documents, including medical documents, wills, passports, and personal identification
Stay safe, everyone!
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