Severe weather rocks Charleston Friday; Track storm damage reports

Image by National Weather Service/ Estimated total rainfall, cherry red indicates five inches, and darker shades of green indicate 2-2.5 inches. View the image bigger here. Data is for the thunderstorms on August 6, image taken at 10:25 p.m.

Severe weather proved to be a major disruption for Charleston Friday evening, bringing flooding rain, damaging winds, lightning strikes, and even funnel clouds to the area.

There were unconfirmed reports of tornado touchdowns in Orangeburg and Harleyville and record rainfall in North Charleston.

See all storm reports issued by the National Weather Service in Charleston on Iowa Environmental Mesonet's handy map, which will update as new reports come in.  There will likely be additional reports after the sun comes up and more damage is seen.

More heat and humidity is expected for Saturday, along with a slight chance of thunderstorms -- thankfully, they'll be much less intense and much more isolated.

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