(WLTX) - Tropical Storm Hermine continues to get stronger as it moves along a path that will take it toward South Carolina by Friday.
Hermine's winds are now at 60 miles an hour, a significant bump in intensity since early Wednesday, when it was still a tropical depression with 35 mile an hour winds.
A hurricane watch is effect for parts of Florida's west coast. A tropical storm warning is in effect from the northern part of eastern Florida all the way up to the South Santee River in South Carolina, including all of the lowcountry.
Right now, the storm is expected to move across Florida as a Category 1 hurricane starting late Thursday night, and to be in the Palmetto State by late Friday afternoon.
The track shifted slightly back to the east late Wednesday, but the storm is still expected to track across the eastern half of South Carolina. So what will that mean for the Midlands? At this point, the storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall, as much as 4 to 8 inches in central South Carolina. That would lead to flash flooding in some parts of our area.
Because of the threat of the storm, some school systems have decided to move their high school football games to Thursday night.
People should continue to monitor the latest on this storm, and be preparing for any potential impacts that may come Friday.
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