Severe Thunderstorom Warning issued as storms pound Lowcountry
A line of thunderstorms is moving toward downtown Charleston that stretches across the Berkeley and Dorchester counties, and a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service.
The storm is expected to be over the peninsula by 8 p.m.
Strong winds have knocked down trees across the area, said Doug Berry, weather service meteorologist.
“It’s mainly a wind threat now,” he said. “There’s been a lot of lightning.”
The National Weather Service alert is as follows ...
The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 8:30 p.m. for:
Northern Beaufort County
Southwestern Charleston County
Northern Jasper County in southeast south carolina
At 7:24 p.m., National Weather Service radar indicated severe thunderstorms along a line extending from 15 miles northeast of Ashton to 18 miles north of jacksonboro moving south at 20 mph. Prepare now for destructive winds in excess of 70 mph. Take shelter as thunderstorms approach. Report hail, downed trees, limbs and power lines directly to the Charleston National Weather Service at 1-888-383-2024.