Rain has poured down on the South Carolina coast this week. Stacy Stewart of the National Weather Service says the blunt of a tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean will hit Thursday.
It could perhaps still be a tropical cyclone at that time, but it’s forecast emerged with a frontal system. The timing of that merger is difficult right now and that will determine whether it’s gonna be an extra tropical winter-type storm system or if it’s gonna be a tropical cyclone, but either way there’s gonna be plenty of wind up there.
Horry and Georgetown Counties could get up to six inches of rain, according to the state climatology office. Charleston could see up to four inches. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley says city officials will monitor the storm and keep citizens informed about any flooding or drainage issues. The city is well known for its flooding problems, so crews will be on stand-by to monitor the situation throughout Charleston.