Storms, winds rock Charleston, more expected today

Image by National Weather Service Green areas show between 1 and 2 inches of rainfall, while the yellow areas (notably in Mount Pleasant) show between 2.5 and 4 inches.

Well folks, it's August and that means we're set for a good storm after storm in the Lowcountry.

And the storms last night, August 13, were certainly no exception. Wind gusts upward of 60 mph were reported in the North Charleston and Goose Creek areas, at one point some 6,000 were without power, and nearly 2.5 inches of rain fell at the airport from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

And we're set for more fun today with more heavy rainfall connected to thunderstorms, mainly after 11 a.m. -- the temperature is still expected to hit 90 with a heat index of 103, too.

Keep up with the forecast over here, and watch the latest radar map here.

As far as flooding, fortunately a not especially high tide (6.3 feet) at noon should help mitigate flooding risk. Still, it's always wise to be cautious of road flooding during heavy rains, especially in downtown Charleston. And remember: If you can't see the bottom of the road, don't drive your car through it.

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