CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Tropical Storm Colin continues to churn in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico late this afternoon. Expected landfall will be later this evening over the NW coast of Florida, moving over the coastal regions of Georgia overnight and emerging near Charleston, SC by daybreak Tuesday.
Flash Flood Watches are in effect overnight for the following counties in our viewing area.
In North Carolina: Union, Anson and Richmond
In South Carolina: Chester, Lancaster, Chesterfield
Many more counties south and east of our region extending all the way to the NC/SC coasts are also under Flash Flood Watches.
Pockets of showers and thunderstorms will roll across the southern Piedmont of North Carolina through the evening hours with some localized rainfall amounts near and inch. Heaviest widespread rainfall will likely stay contained in our SC counties.
One to two inches of rain is likely in these areas, with two to four inches of rain likely along the I-95 corridor and four to six inches of rain closer to the coast.
Areas north of I-85 across our region will only see scattered showers, not threat in this area.