FIRST ALERT: Rain finally tapers off

2-4 Inches has fallen in may areas.

FIRST ALERT: Rain finally tapers off
Heavy rain at times through this morning. (Source: WMBF)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect through midday today as a storm system delivers gradually pulls away from the region.

Jamie's Saturday forecast update

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the entire WMBF viewing area through 2 p.m. Saturday. Additional rain on top of saturated ground may lead to areas of minor flooding through early Saturday afternoon.

Periods of heavy rain likely Saturday morning.
Periods of heavy rain likely Saturday morning. (Source: WMBF)

Many areas picked up 1 to 4 inches of rain during the day Friday and additional rainfall of near one inch will be possible near the Grand Strand through midday today. The rain will not be as heavy or as steady as Friday’s washout, but brief heavy rain will still be likely through the late morning hours.

Rain starts to taper off through midday.
Rain starts to taper off through midday. (Source: WMBF)

Drier air will finally overspread the region by midday and into the afternoon. This will help to shut down rain chances and clouds will begin to break by late in the day Saturday.

Turning much drier by late Saturday
Turning much drier by late Saturday (Source: WMBF)

River levels are expected to rise due to the heavy rain and already saturated grounds. Minor flooding is expected along the Waccamaw River with moderate flooding along the Lumber River in Lumberton.

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