Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A flash flood watch will go into effect for most of the Midlands from Friday morning until Sunday morning because of the expected heavy rainfall caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Matthew will approach the South Carolina coast Friday night, and bring significant rainfall to several parts of the central South Carolina area. The watch includes Richland, Lexington, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Sumter, Clarendon, Lee, Kershaw and Fairfield Counties in the Midlands.

The National Weather Service says In the central Midlands, rain totals could range between 3 to 6 inches, while in the eastern Midlands, those areas could see between 6 to 10 inches. Flooding is possible in low-lying or poor drainage areas. Some area roadways could become impassable due to high water.

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