Flash flood warning in effect for Memorial Day

Flash flood warning in effect for Memorial Day
Flood Awareness (WFXG)

CSRA (WFXG) - The Flash Flood Watch continues for portions of east central Georgia and central South Carolina. Included are Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond Counties in Georgia and Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter Counties in South Carolina.

Tropical moisture will continue streaming northward into the area on Memorial Day, resulting in showers and thunderstorms capable of producing very heavy rain with high rainfall rates. Expect widespread rainfall amounts of one to two inches with higher local amounts of 3 to 4 inches possible, especially across the eastern Midlands. This heavy rain, combined with saturated grounds from recent rainfall, provides an enhanced threat of flooding. Flash flooding near creeks, streams, poor drainage areas and some urban areas is possible.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Do not attempt to drive on flooded roads. It takes little water to move a vehicle off the road and into deeper water. Also, the road bed may not be intact under flood waters.

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