Rain, tide cause flooding problem in Charleston area

Some of the worst flooding was in the area of Bee Street in downtown Charleston. Above, a man attempts to push a stalled car our of flood waters Wednesday at around 10 a.m. (Scott Garrand/WCIV)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) -- Rain pounded Charleston County and surrounding areas Wednesday morning, but that wasn't the sole reason for the flooding.

Members of the ABC News 4 Pinpoint Weather Team say high tides and the position of the moon are to blame for a bulk of the problem that created standing water in several areas of downtown Charleston, a few spots in Mount Pleasant and in the area of Wappoo road near the DMV office.

The worst was in the downtown area. Several that live downtown called our newsroom Wednesday morning and said avoiding flooded streets as a part of their commute was "impossible."

In the area of Bee Street downtown, cars stalled and caused waves as drivers attempted to make their way to work.

Waters that have not already receded are expected to do so, but the National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 1 a.m. Thursday morning.