MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — As of 8 p.m., the National Hurricane Center has highlighted an area of low pressure close to Charleston that has a low chance for tropical development in the next two days.
Satellite imagery and surface observations highlight there is a low-pressure center currently situated close to Charleston. The low pressure will move up the Carolina coast, slowly, over the next couple of days.
The probability of tropical development for this system is unlikely. The NHC indicated a 20% chance over the next two days and 20% over the next five days. The main event here will be some rain where isolated localized flooding will be possible. Heavy rain is possible along the Grand Strand overnight. A flood watch has been issued for Beaufort, Charleston, Collection, Jasper, and Dorchester counties. There are no alerts for our area.
Some rain will linger into Saturday morning before pushing into North Carolina. Scattered thunderstorms not associated with this system will be possible through the weekend.