Image by National Weather ServiceImage by 20080707storms.jpg This 12:28 p.m. radar image shows the storm persisting but moving out.
Update: The bulk of the storm seems to have moved out but showers and storms are likely to pop up during the afternoon and evening. Here's the The National Weather Service's forecast:
This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. South wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind between 6 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Original post: The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy thunderstorms along the coast this morning. The current warning extends through the early afternoon.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...THE SEA BREEZE WILL COMBINE WITH UPPER LEVEL ENERGY AND PLENTY OF INSTABILITY TO SUPPORT MORE STRONG THUNDERSTORMS TODAY... ESPECIALLY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A FEW STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS...FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY EVEN BECOME SEVERE...BRIEFLY PRODUCING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL.
FLASH FLOODING...SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS TODAY COULD PRODUCE LOCALIZED RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 3 INCHES...POSSIBLY LEADING TO FLASH FLOODING.
PEOPLE ACROSS SOUTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA SHOULD MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
Also, keep an eye on the National Weather Service's radar map.