Liberty County EMA expects a powerful storm system to move across Liberty and Long counties this Friday. EMA officials will continue to monitor the weather and will update details as necessary.
A band of thunderstorms will develop along and ahead of a cold front on Friday. Damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes could occur with these thunderstorms.
Winds will increase during Friday into Friday evening. Gusts as high as 40 to 45 mph will be possible outside of showers and thunderstorms, especially across the South Carolina coastal counties.
Fishermen and boaters: Seas are expected to build greater than 8 feet late Friday into Friday night. The combination of the high seas and gusty south winds will likely yield an enhanced risk for rip currents and beach erosion at the beaches. In addition, shallow coastal flooding could develop around the Friday evening high tide, especially along the lower South Carolina coast. A high surf and coastal flood advisory may be needed.
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