Rain and Wind Part of the Columbia, SC Severe Weather Forecast
Rain has already begun to fall in the Columbia area, and more rain and strong winds are expected to hit the Midlands on Monday.
Widespread rainfall, which may be heavy at times, is expected to continue until Monday evening National Weather Service He said in a morning press conference.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely to increase in the afternoon and will remain a threat into the evening, according to the briefing.
reach to 3 or 4 inches of rain could fall in ColombiaAccording to the National Weather Service, the forecast calls for a 100% chance of rain on Monday. Local quantities in other areas of the Midlands may be higher.
As a result, a flood warning has been issued for nearly all of the Midlands — including Richland and Lexington counties — and is now in effect. Valid until midnight TuesdayThe National Weather Service said. According to the briefing, low-lying areas and those with poor drainage are most at risk of flooding.
Additionally, a lake wind warning has been issued for the same area in South Carolina, according to the National Weather Service. It takes effect at 7pm on Monday It runs until 1pm on TuesdayThe National Weather Service said. According to the briefing, strong wind speeds could reach 40 miles per hour.
The National Weather Service said the risk of tornadoes forming in thunderstorms is low, but possible.
Strong winds and tornadoes can cause extensive damage to trees and branches, as well as mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings. Vehicles will also be under siege in the event of a hurricane.
Damage to trees and branches makes it possible for power lines to fall and break.
While rain and wind are expected to impact all of the Midlands, the area around and north of Interstate 20 is expected to feel the biggest impacts, according to the National Weather Service.
Heavy rain may lead to water forming on the roads, and we call on drivers to be careful.
“If you have to drive, remember this Tips to keep you (and others) safe.The South Carolina Department of Public Safety said. “Turn on wipers, turn on headlights, slow down, increase following distance.”
After the thunderstorms move out of the area, the rain is expected to stop and the weather will be dry for the rest of the week. Tuesday is expected to remain breezy, with winds of 11 to 21 mph and gusts over 30 mph possible.
By Wednesday, the winds are expected to die down, and conditions are expected to be calm with temperatures likely in the mid 60s through the end of the week.
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