The National Weather Service has extended a flash flood warning for the Charleston area as rain continues to fall. Meanwhile, a similar watch was canceled in the Upstate, but light rains continue there as well.
Meanwhile, a flash flood watch is in effect through Sunday evening in South Carolina’s Pee Dee region.
Between four and eight inches of rain fell in both areas on Thursday, causing flooding on the Charleston peninsula and triggering several closures in Anderson County, downtown Greenville, and Spartanburg. At one point, Duke Energy had more than 3,000 customers without power in the Upstate, but Fox Carolina reports only a few hundred remained in the dark later in the morning.
NWS officials say the warning is now in effect until 4:00 p.m. for Charleston County. The warning means flooding is imminent or highly likely. An earlier warning had included Berkeley and Dorchester counties.
Cleveland Park in Greenville is now open again after county parks officials closed it Thursday due to flooding.