King Street flooding

Flooding seen at the intersection of King and Huger streets in downtown Charleston on June 9.  Jason Kristufek/Staff

Storms are expected to continue bringing rain to Charleston through Sunday and into next week, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service.

Heavy rain on Saturday prompted a flood advisory for downtown Charleston Saturday afternoon. That advisory expired at 5:15 p.m.

While the storm had tapered off by 5 p.m., forecasts continue to show a chance of thunderstorms Saturday night and into Sunday.

Sunday will see a high of 87 degrees and a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, according to the Weather Service. Sunday night will see a low of 75 and a 30 percent chance of storms.

Saturday's downpour came one day after record-breaking rainfall caused significant flooding in some areas of downtown Charleston.

According to the Weather Service, 2.6 inches of rain fell in downtown between noon and 2:20 p.m. Friday. The previous record for the day, of 2.18 inches, had stood since 1893.

Low-lying areas of Charleston were flooded by mid-afternoon. Water reached bumpers on parked cars, and intersections on Market, Wentworth, East Bay and Fishburne streets were impassible for a time. 

Amid the rainfall, part of the roof at popular downtown restaurant Coast Bar and Grill collapsed.

The restaurant was not open for service at the time, with a handful of kitchen staff being present at the time of the structural failure. No injuries were reported.

An investigation into what caused the collapse is ongoing.

Coast Bar and Grill (copy)

Emergency crews responded Friday afternoon to Coast Bar and Grill on John Street in Charleston after the roof partially collapsed. Brad Nettles/Staff

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Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.

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