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TROPICS: Claudette heads toward the Carolina, bringing heavy rain and storms to the Midlands through Sunday

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Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Claudette will bring some active weather to the Midlands through Sunday.

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  • Claudette is now a tropical depression.
  • The center of the storm is located in Alabama.
  • As the storm moves over land and continues to weaken, we could tap into its moisture and see scattered storms in the Midlands through Sunday.
  • Some storms could be strong to severe in the Midlands.
  • Claudette could strengthen back into a tropical storm as it moves into North Carolina.

Weather Story:

We’re keeping an eye on the path of Tropical Depression Claudette.

The system weakened into a tropical depression Saturday afternoon.

At 11 p.m. Saturday, the system had sustained winds at 30 mph. It was moving northeast at 14 mph and located about 45 miles WNW of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Let’s stay weather aware. Alert Days are posted Saturday night through Sunday in the Midlands for heavy rain and storms.

Most of the impacts will happen Sunday as Claudette’s main energy passes over our region. We’ll see scattered rain and isolated storms in the morning. But scattered storms will be likely by afternoon and evening.

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Some storms could also be strong to severe. Localized flooding is possible. We could also have some gusty winds. Isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out. Most of the Midlands is under a Marginal Risk for strong to severe storms. Rain chances are around 80% for now on Sunday. Stay weather aware.

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Our weather will improve into Monday as Claudette’s main energy moves farther to our east. Still, an isolated shower or storm could develop. Rain chances are around 20%.

Stay with your WIS First Alert Weather Team for further updates.

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