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TROPICS: Elsa continues to weaken, still expecting heavy rain, gusty winds tonight and Thursday

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Published: Jun. 30, 2021 at 7:32 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2021 at 6:57 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - All eyes are on Elsa and its potential impacts on South Carolina tonight and Thursday.

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  • Elsa will continue to push heavy rain, storms and gusty winds to the Midlands tonight through Thursday.
  • We will see most of the impacts through the first part of the day Thursday.
  • Heavy rain, around 1-3″ cannot be ruled out. Some isolated areas could see up to 4″ of rain.
  • Gusty wind up to 35 mph is possible, as well.
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Tonight and Thursday are Alert Days.

We’re keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Elsa, which will push periods of heavy rain and storms in our area tonight through Thursday.

The heaviest rain looks to arrive late tonight. It still looks like the heaviest rain occurs around Columbia and to the east. The Euro model brings in heavier rain for the metro area, and the American model has lower totals.

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The rain lasts into Thursday morning with a 90% chance.

Winds are on the breezy side with gusts up to 25 to 35mph. Expect the heaviest rain in the morning hours and then lingering showers by the afternoon. High temperatures on both Wednesday and Thursday are in the mid 80s.

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

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