FIRST ALERT: More showers, storms headed to the Midlands Friday morning

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) –

We are in First Alert mode on to kickstart the weekend.

A flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service during your commute home Thursday caused quite a bit of trouble.

#flashflooding ended at Whaley and Main #RockyBranch warning has expired as of 5 pm. #mud#debris@USGS@CityofColumbia@UofSCpic.twitter.com/pm6bZKlreb

— NWS Columbia (@NWSColumbia) March 30, 2017

Gervais street is flooding near Harden. Car is stuck in the water. @wis10pic.twitter.com/R5RqYTEjmE

— Caroline Patrickis (@Cpatrickis) March 30, 2017

Police have blocked off gervais street heading towards the vista @wis10pic.twitter.com/H7zP29UVNM

— Caroline Patrickis (@Cpatrickis) March 30, 2017

Main & Whaley Streets right now. #breaking#scwx@wis10#sctweets#sctweets@DawndyWISTV@SamWISTVpic.twitter.com/EG5wScEmJV

— Chad K. Mills (@ChadKMills) March 30, 2017

The forecast becomes unsettled in the next 24 hours as a number of strong spring weather systems move through the state. Each system will have the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms with the chance of damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes.

These storms will have the potential to produce damaging winds, large hail (golf ball size or larger) dangerous lightning and tornadoes. The Storm Prediction Center now has parts of the western and central midlands under a “slight” risk for severe storms.

The first round will be by early afternoon, 3 p.m. Thursday. A second round will be from about 9 to 11 p.m. Then round three will come around 6 a.m. Friday, Friday morning’s storms are the most worrisome, according to Miller.

“We’ll have these waves of showers to deal with,” Miller said.

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A cold front will sweep through and bring an end to the storms by Friday midday.

The Forecast:

Expect a series of waves of showers and storms through Friday morning before a cold front moves through midday.

  • Thursday night: Periods of showers and thunderstorms with lows in the lower 60s. Rain chance 80%.
  • Friday: Morning showers/storms then clearing, breezy conditions with highs in the lower 80s.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Mostly sunny, beautiful with highs near 80º.

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