Reports of flooding in the area are already rolling in and a flood advisory warning in the area has been extended.
At 6:10 p.m. the high tide at Charleston Harbor was reported to be 7.55 feet, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston.
The Charleston Police Department is reporting the following closings: East Bay Street between Harris and Cooper streets; America Street between Lee and Cooper streets; Morrison Drive between Lee and Harris streets; Hagood Street between Line and Allway streets; Barre Street; and Wentworth Street.
A coastal flood advisory for Charleston and Colleton counties has been issued until 10:45 p.m. and heavy rain is beginning to fall in the area, elevating flooding concerns.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for today and tonight. Up to 3 inches of rain are possible today and especially tonight, with higher amounts along the coast.
The Weather Service advisory states that an inundation of saltwater in and near low-lying coastal areas could lead to some road closures and flooding of properties.
Friday’s chance of rain is 70 percent, with a half to three quarters of an inch possible. The afternoon high should be around 79, with more rain expected overnight.
The chance of rain is 40 percent Saturday, with a high near 79.
No rain is the immediate forecast for Sunday, with a high near 80.
Melissa Boughton contributed to this report. Reach Dave Munday at (843) 937-5553.