More intense weather expected in Charleston (update: winds, downed trees, and a sink hole, oh my)

Image by TheDigitel A fun surprise awaits you this morning.

Update, post-storm: Well the storm has come through and left quite the wake.

ABC News 4 traveled around town and has a nice report from downed trees on James Island to a 3-foot sink holes in downtown; watch the video here.

First reporting: Ah, springtime weather fun in Charleston ...

After leaving a trail of weather bruising across much of the U.S., a line of storms will trail into the Lowcountry this morning (radar map below) where it is expected to bring a smattering of fun:

- Wind gusts of up to 40 MPH;
- Heavy rain and thunderstorms;
- High waves of five to six feet; and
- Last but not least, strong rip currents. 

Expect rain to start by 4 a.m. and pick up around 7, with the worst of the rain and lightning to hit before 2 p.m. with cooler temperatures following — the high for Wednesday is expected to be in the mid-60s.

As always, get all the nitty gritty at the National Weather Service.

Luckily today's high tide is only 4.9 feet; however, it's due at 10 a.m., so watch out for flooding in low-lying downtown.

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