Flood watch issued for county

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By Greg Summers

Rainy weather in the upcoming days has prompted the National Weather Service in Columbia to issue a flash flood watch until Thursday morning for 18 of the state’s central counties including Lancaster.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.
Other counties in the watch area include Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.
According to the weather service, an upper level storm system has combined with abundant moisture in a stalled frontal boundary across central South Carolina.
Some county residents saw almost 2 inches of rain late Sunday and early Monday.
The weather service forecast calls for periodic heavy rains and thunderstorms across the watch area through midweek. Amounts or rainfall between 2 and 4 inches are possible through Wednesday night.
Flooding will be likely to occur in low lying and flood prone areas, with the chance that some creeks, streams and rivers may overflow their banks.

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