Image by National Weather ServiceImage by 20080630weather.jpg Map shows the "base reflectivity," an important measure of rainfall. The intensest colors represent rainfall of up to 16 inches and hour. Map generated at 4:18 p.m.
The National Weather Service is forecasting more severe thunder thunderstorms for tonight and says storms, likely weaker, could continue throughout the week.
.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM MONDAY MORNING/... WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS DEEP MOISTURE ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON...WITH 18Z CHS SOUNDING INDICATING PWAT VALUES UP TO 1.7 INCHES. WIND PROFILE IN THE 18Z SOUNDING ALSO CONFIRMS THE INTENSIFYING LOW LEVEL JET...AS SOUTHWEST FLOW HAS INCREASED IN LOW TO MID LEVELS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE THUS PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WINDS AND TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS. LINE OF STRONG STORMS ALONG THE CHARLESTON COUNTY COAST IS FEELING THE CONVERGENCE PROVIDED BY A PINNED SEABREEZE. ONGOING
THUNDERSTORMS COULD HAVE TEMPORARILY STABILIZED SOME PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA...HOWEVER INLAND AREAS HAVE STILL BEEN SEEING SOME INSOLATION AND HAVE MAINTAINED MODERATE INSTABILITY. WILL NEED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESSION OF THE SEABREEZE...AS IT WILL LIKELY BE A MAIN FOCUS FOR CONVECTION THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.
THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA CONTINUES TO BE COVERED UNDER A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 8 PM FOR THE SOUTHERN-MOST COUNTIES AND UNTIL 9 PM ELSEWHERE.
Also, keep an eye on the National Weather Service's radar map.