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Hail, heavy rain recorded with Charleston-area thunderstorm, tornado watch canceled

Hail in North Charleston (Ryan Sartin/Facebook)

Multiple viewers have reported heavy rain and large hail to ABC News 4 as a severe thunderstorm moved through the Lowcountry Wednesday night.

Hail has been reported in West Ashley, Mount Pleasant and North Charleston. Heavy rain has been reported across the area. Viewers have reported trees down in the Moss Park subdivision in Mount Pleasant.

People inside Volvo Cars Stadium on Daniel Island for a media briefing following today's matchups were forced to evacuate.

View more videos and photos of the storm above.

One to two inches of rain has likely fallen so far, according to the National Weather Service. Additional rainfall of up to an inch will be possible over the next few hours as light to moderate rain continues to impact the Charleston peninsula.

A severe thunderstorm warning for Charleston and Berkeley counties expired at 9 p.m. The storm was moving east at 45 mph, as of 9 p.m.

A tornado watch that was supposed to be in effect for the Lowcountry until 11 p.m. was canceled at 9:45.

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a minor flood advisory for Charleston County until 11:15 p.m. Heavy rain in

downtown Charleston is causing roads to become impassable. Several roads are closed including Ashley Avenue at Sumter Street, and King Street at Huger Street, according to Charleston Police.

SCE&G customers without power totaled more than 1,800 as of 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Meanwhile, only two S.C. Electric Cooperatives customers were reporting outages in Dorchester County.




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