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Flooding advisory in effect until 3:30 p.m. in Richland, Lexington, Aiken counties

National Weather Service is tracking thunderstorms that could produce up to 1.5 inches of rain

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a Flood Advisory for portions of central South Carolina, including Lexington and Richland counties and parts of Aiken County until 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Minor flooding is possible in low-lying and poor drainage areas, including roadways.

The message reads: 

  • at 1:29 p.m., doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Minor flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the advisory area. Between 0.5 and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen.
  • additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.
  • some locations that will experience flooding include Columbia, Lexington, West Columbia, Cayce, Irmo, Forest Acres, Batesburg-Leesville, Springdale, Red Bank, Oak Grove, Highway 6 at Lake Murray Dam, St. Andrews, Dentsville, South Congaree, Pine Ridge, Arcadia Lakes, Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Riverbanks Zoo, Harbison State Forest and West Columbia Riverwalk.

RELATED:  These roads, intersections prone to flooding during bad weather, City of Columbia says

This also includes the following highways:

  • Interstate 126 between mile markers 0 and 3.
  • Interstate 20 in South Carolina between mile markers 40 and 78.
  • Interstate 77 between mile markers 0 and 20.
  • Interstate 26 between mile markers 102 and 118.

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