TS Andrea expected to bring more flooding to Charleston

      Dorchester Rd. flooding Thursday (John Gaddy/WCIV)

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Emergency officials in Charleston are warning that the biggest impact from Tropical Storm Andrea in the area will likely be flooding.

      Forecasters say heavy rains are expected to spread across the area Thursday, with 3 to 5 inches expected in some areas. Parts of Charleston County already have seen flooding this week with as much as 7 inches of rain.

      The worst flooding will likely happen during high tide, which is expected in Charleston around 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. Friday.

      County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor is asking employers to be patient Friday morning and is asking people to let flooding subside before they try to make it to work.

      The entire South Carolina coast is under a tropical storm warning.