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FIRST ALERT: Flood watch issued for Midlands counties

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First Alert Days: Sunday and Monday: A flood watch has been issued for some of the counties in the Midlands. 

Lexington, Richland, Orangeburg, and Sumter counties will be under the flood watch starting Sunday night at 8 p.m. and lasting until 8 p.m. Monday night. Lancaster and Aiken counties are also under the flood watch as well as a few Gerogia counties. 

The Storm Prediction Center still has the Midlands under a 'slight risk' of severe weather for Sunday. Showers and storms have already started across the state and we can expect a few storms to become severe. We can expect heavy rain, localized flooding, damaging winds, and even some small hail.

The storms will carry over into Monday and continue until about 11 p.m. It will turn cooler late Monday and Tuesday with temperatures in the 80s to return mid next week.

"The greatest threat is flooding as storms cross over ground that is already saturated from previous rain," First Alert Meteorologist Von Gaskin said. 

The Saturday temperatures felt like summer with highs nearing 90 degrees. It was a beautiful day staying mostly sunny, warm, and humid. 

  • Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms by midday, some will be severe, highs lower 80s. Rain chance 80 percent. 
  • Monday: Scattered strong storms possible through the afternoon and then showers overnight, highs lower 70s, Rain chance 80 percent.

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