System Brings Rain, Wind to South Carolina's Coast

Jim Gandy's weather forecast and the system thats headed to the coast

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A system that threatened to turn into a tropical cyclone brought rain and wind to South Carolina's coast, but no major problems.

The storm slowly moved alongside the coast of the state much of Monday, and wasn't set to finally leave until Tuesday morning.

The National Hurricane Center had posted a tropical storm watch for Horry and Georgetown Counties in advance of the storm. But while the system's wind speeds were as powerful as a weak tropical storm, it never got the organization for forecasters to officially classify it as a "tropical system." 

Regardless, it made for a blustery day along the coast.  Rip currents and rough surf were reported from Savannah to Hilton Head, and people were advised not to swim in the water. 

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There were reports of street closings in Charleston in the parts of the city closest to the beach which are flood prone. 

Rainfall totals were expected to range between two and three inches. 

Effects in the Midlands were minimal.

The system is expected to move near North Carolina much of Tuesday before making a sharp turn out into the Atlantic. 

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