Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Tropical Storm Hermine brought heavy rain and damaging winds to South Carolina, making some roads impassible, knocking down trees, and cutting the power to tens of thousands of people.
The storm has basically wrapped up the heaviest parts of it. Only light rain remains in parts of the eastern Midlands.
Hermine moved ashore early Friday morning in Florida, and pushed its way through Georgia during the rest of the early part of Friday. By 2 p.m., the center of circulation had cross the Savannah River into South Carolina
Doppler radar estimates show some isolated regions have received as much as 8 inches of rain. What's added to the problem was a stalled cold front that's near the center of the South Carolina. The front is lifting moisture off Hermine and put it along the western side of the storm's track--in other words, the Midlands.
The 24-hour rainfall totals through 4:30 PM have been impressive across parts of the Midlands:
Gills Creek 6.26"
Lake Murray Dam 4.69"
A high wind warning also is in effect for Richland, Lexington, Lee, Sumter, Orangeburg, Calhoun, and Clarendon Counties.
By Saturday morning, the rains will move out, and we're expected to see a big improvement in the weather for the remainder of the Labor Day holiday weekend.
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