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Projecting Hurricane Matthew rainfall impact on South Carolina

The Columbia area is expected to receive up to 3 inches of rain over Friday and Saturday.
The Columbia area is expected to receive up to 3 inches of rain over Friday and Saturday. tglantz@thestate.com

South Carolina’s coastal counties will receive more than 10 inches of rain from Hurricane Matthew, according to forecasts.

Charleston and Georgetown are expected to received 13 inches or more of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. The Columbia area could see 2 to 3 inches of rain, with parts of the Eastern Midlands forecast for more than 4 inches.

The Piedmont and Upstate areas are forecast to get less than an inch of rain.

The storm is expected the track close to the southern tip of the S.C. coast on Saturday morning before turning to sea.

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