Forecasted High Tides Will Cause Moderate Flooding in Charleston and Colleton Counties | New
A coastal flood advisory was issued for the morning of October 8 as high tides threaten to flood roads in Charleston and Colleton counties.
The coastal flood warning was issued from 8 a.m. to noon.
High tides will occur around 10 a.m. in Charleston, with possible saltwater flooding one to two hours before and after the event, according to the Charleston office of the National Weather Service.
Tides in Charleston Harbor are expected to reach 7.6 feet, the NWS said. Moderate flooding begins at 7.5 feet.
High tides can make some roads impassable, according to the NWS, as well as minor flooding on some properties.
Showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the afternoon. Brian Adam, meteorologist for the local NWS office, said rain this afternoon would be minimal. No rain is forecast for the morning, Adam said.
High tides are expected to reach 7 feet shortly after 10 p.m. on October 8, which is the threshold for the minor flood stage.
High tides are expected to reach 7.7 feet on the morning of October 9.
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