Early morning downpour brings a taste of what's to come

Flooding along the crosstown Thursday (WCIV)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- If the road conditions caused by storms that rolled over the lowcountry early Thursday were any indication of what's to come, then Friday morning could be a wild and dangerous ride.

Portions of the Lowcountry were drenched with upwards of two inches of rain in just a few hours time.

The downpour caused major flooding along the Charleston crosstown just before the morning rush hour. The flooding led to several road closures. At one point lanes heading south on the crosstown were all closed. Lanes were reopened before 7 a.m.

Rain also led to a vehicle getting partially submerged in water at the intersection of Camp Road and Folly Road on James Island. Authorities arrived to pull that vehicle out of the water. They then closed the intersection until water receded.

Coastal portions of the Lowcountry are under a Tropical Storm Warning as Tropical Storm Andrea moves over Florida. The storm is expected to move over the Lowcountry sometime between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday morning.

The storm has already spawned reported tornadoes in Florida. Damage has also been reported in the sunshine state.

Stay with ABC News 4 for continuing updates of this developing weather system.


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