Weather Service: Thunderstorms to hit part of Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton counties

Strong thunderstorms are expected across parts of Charleston, Dorchester and Colleton counties through 7:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

At 6:59 p.m., the radar indicated a strong thunderstorm extending from near Givhans Ferry State Park to near Walterboro, according to a special weather statement.

Strong winds between 45 and 55 mph are associated with the storm. There may be minor damage to tree limbs and light, unsecured objects outside could be blown around, according to the statement.

There is also currently a coastal flood advisory from 7 to 10 p.m., according to the Weather Service.

The chance of rain remains in the forecast for the Charleston area through the first part of the week.

Monday: Mostly sunny, high near 92, 20 percent chance of rain.

Tuesday: Sunny, high near 93, 20 percent chance of rain.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, high near 94.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, high near 94.

Friday: Mostly sunny, high near 96.

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