The wet weekend we’ve been awaiting is fully upon us and there were scattered showers throughout the region already this morning.
A flash flood watch is in effect until 6 p.m. for portions of southeast Georgia and southeast South Carolina, including Allendale, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Jasper, Dorchester and Hampton counties.
Forecasters are calling for thunderstorms with showers likely today. Rain may be heavy at times this afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming south this afternoon. The chance of rain today is 80 percent.
Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches will be common across much of the area, the weather service said. Rainfall amounts could be significantly higher in localized areas where slow moving showers and storms occur.
The ground remains saturated from several weeks of heavy rains. In addition, some areas have already experienced flooding since Thursday and will be more likely to flood with little additional rainfall. Coastal areas will be especially prone to flooding around the times of high tide late this morning into early this afternoon.
Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the evening. Lows will be in the mid 70s, with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain tonight is 60 percent.
Sunday should be partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms and showers. Highs will be in the mid 80s, with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain Sunday is 50 percent, dropping to 20 percent Sunday night.