Tropical Storm Debby brings more rain to the Lowcountry
Debby is picking up speed and hightailing it away from the Lowcountry, forecasters think.
Meanwhile, the dousing rain from the tropical storm should start easing off this afternoon.
The tropical storm now is expected to cross Florida on Wednesday and head east into the Atlantic Ocean.
Its effects on the Lowcountry should be minimal.
“We believe it will just track out to sea and be the end of it. It won’t come back into the United States at all,” said Dennis Feltgen, of the National Hurricane Center.
Ocean swells and rip currents will pick up from the storm as it passes to the south, said meteorologist Julie Packett, with the National Weather Service, Charleston.
There is a moderate rip current risk this afternoon, she said. Rain should ease today into Wednesday, but that forecast is tricky, she said.
“If the storm strays north of the track that could change dramatically for us,” she said.
According to the weather service:
Today will be mostly cloudy with likely showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning.
Highs will be in the mid 80s with lows in the upper 60s. Northeast winds will be from 15 to 20 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s. Winds will be from 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, clear skies with highs near 90 and lows near 70. Winds will be from 5 to 10 mph.
Christina Elmore contributed to this story.