Weather Service: Rain mostly cleared for Lowcountry; hail reported in North Charleston

A web camera shows Folly Beach the morning of April 28.

The rain has cleared for the most part in the tri-county area, according to the National Weather Service.

Meteorologist Mike Emlaw, located in North Charleston, said some showers may move through tonight, but no more significant rainfall was expected.

Nearly four inches of rain fell in North Charleston during an afternoon thunderstorm. Emlaw said there were also reports of dime to quarter-size hail near Dorchester Road at Ashley Phosphate Road. The western part of the metro area received one to three inches of rain, he added.

A large tree fell on Highway 61 near Magnolia Gardens, closing the road for about an hour.

Sunny skies are expected Friday with highs near 87 and lows around 67. Winds will reach up to 5 mph.

Mostly sunny skies are expected again Saturday with a high near 84 and low around 67, the Weather Service reports. Winds will reach up to 10 mph. \

Christina Elmore contributed to this report. Reach Melissa Boughton at 843-937-5594 or at