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Severe Weather Alert for Tuesday, January 9, 2024

A strong storm system will impact the area Tuesday into Tuesday night bringing a threat for severe weather, strong winds, heavy rainfall, and dangerous beach and marine conditions.

Key Messages

➔ Severe Weather: Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon into early Tuesday evening (Noon to 8 PM greatest risk). Main hazards are damaging wind gusts and tornadoes.
➔ Winds: Strong southerly winds will develop on Tuesday and could result in downed trees and power outages. Strongest winds along the coast.
➔ Marine: Dangerous marine conditions with wind gusts of 50 knots or greater and seas as high as 10-17 feet expected Tuesday.
➔ High Surf: Large breaking waves will impact the beaches late Monday night into Wednesday morning. High Surf Advisory could be needed.
➔ Coastal Flooding: Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible with the Tuesday morning high tide.

Stay Aware

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds

➔ Latest Briefings: NWS Charleston Briefing Page