Strong thunderstorms to impact Charleston, Dorchester until 5:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Strong thunderstorms are expected to impact portions of Charleston and Dorchester counties until 5:30 p.m.

At just before 4:50 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over Middleton Place moving southwest at 10 mph.

Hazardous winds up to 45 to 55 mph are expected. There could also be minor damage to tree limbs. Locations in the path of the storm include North Charleston, Archdale, Magnolia Gardens, Middleton Place, Hollywood, Ravenel and Meggett.

There is a flood advisory issued until 5 p.m. in Charleston and Berkeley counties, according to the National Weather Service.

Just after 4 p.m., the doppler radar indicated heavy rain from thunderstorms that was expected to cause minor flooding. Up to two inches of rain had already fallen.

Areas that could experience flooding include North Charleston, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Ladson, Crowfield Plantation and College Park. An additional one to two inches of rain is expected over the area.

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