Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of Charleston County through 3:45 p.m. today, according to a statement issued by the National Weather Service.
At 3:19 p.m., meteorologists detected a severe thunderstorm near Charleston International Airport, the statement says.
The storm was moving southeast at 10 mph.
Locations that may be affected include Shadowmoss Plantation, the Interstate 26/Interstate 526 interchange, the William Westmoreland Bridge on I-526, West Ashley, Citadel Mall, Charles Towne Landing, Maryville and The Citadel campus.
The storm will have gusty winds of 40 to 50 mph and torrential rain, which may cause localized flooding.
In a later statement, the Weather Service advised there might be minor flooding of poor drainage areas. The advisory was to be in effect until 4:45 p.m.
Radar indicated heavy rain near Shadowmoss and Magnolia Gardens at 3:35 p.m., the statement said. The area of rain was nearly stationary.
An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible through 4:45 p.m., which will lead to minor flooding in locations including Magnolia Gardens, West Ashley, North Charleston and Shadowmoss.
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