Rainy all day today, watch for flooding at 9 a.m., p.m (updated)

Image by National Weather Service The radar as of 2:30 p.m. The southern edge of the storm is likely to push up through Charleston.

Update, 8 p.m.:

The worst seems to be behind us. Go see the lessons we learned.

Update, 2:30 p.m:

The weather remains bad and is expected to remain bad for the rest of the day and night. If you can avoid driving, I would. 

If not, tune into the traffic and weather feed on Twitter (you don't need an account) to keep up with the latest situations.

We could see as much as another 2.5 inches of rain by tomorrow's sunrise.

Here's the full forecast.

Original reporting:

Though the rainfall is still a ways off from a record December, it sure seems like the skies want it to happen.

Today's forecast calls for 1 to 2 inches to fall on Charleston, and be sure to watch for flooding of the roads at the high tides around 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. In fact, you might want to watch for flooding everywhere as the ground is still pretty soaked from all the recent rains.

Remember, if you can't see the road, don't drive through the water. -- If you're not familiar with Charleston's flooding, check out the map.

The rain should persist through much of the day as a low moves from the Gulf  through South Carolina and then northward.

The Weather Service also says there is a slight risk of thunderstorms with damaging winds or possibly isolated tornadoes. 

We'll keep you updated, but you can always get the latest by following #chswx on Twitter or hoping over the National Weather Service's Charleston page.

Filed in