COLUMBIA, SC — Midlands’ heavy rains caused the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning Monday around 5 a.m. for the Columbia area.
The warning was due to expire at 7:20 a.m.
“Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of the Five Points area extending downstream along Rocky Branch Creek,” the weather service warned.
“This includes Maxcy Gregg Park, the Pickens-Blossom Street intersection and the Whaley-Main Street intersection.”
The warning said that “excessive runoff from heavy rainfall” will cause small creeks and streams to overflow at low-lying highways and underpasses.
The warning came from the National Weather Service’s Doppler radar indicating a thunderstorm over the warned area.