Less than an inch of rain forecast for Thursday, tropical storm conditions possible

The National Weather Service – Columbia’s latest forecast is calling for rain Thursday as Hurricane Dorian passes off the coast of South Carolina. Rain should end by midnight. The forecast for Friday is for sun and a high of 92.

There is a Hurricane Warning Entire SC Coast / Flash Flood Watch Mainly I-95 East. Major Impacts Expected for Southeast SC – Biggest Concerns: Storm Surge Inundation, Wind, Rainfall Flooding – Mainly across SC area Wednesday and Thursday – The National Hurricane Center said it still can’t rule out a landfall or closer approach to the coast – Impacts will be felt well away and to the west of the center

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind 6 to 11 mph.

Wednesday Tonight A slight chance of showers between 11pm and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Tropical storm conditions possible. A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10 am and 1 pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 pm. Cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Thursday NightA chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. North wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

FridaySunny, with a high near 92. North wind around 7 mph.

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