Even though the impact appears minimal, coastal flooding continues to be widespread throughout the low country.
King tides look to be the culprit. According to the State Newspaper, these high tides caused by astronomical factors are likely to “continue into Wednesday, National Weather Service Charleston meteorologist Steve Rowley said Tuesday.”
The astronomical factors he is speaking of is the full moon and the moon’s perigee occurring in close proximity to each other.
The Island Packet reports, “tidal flooding was reported from Grays Hill to Hilton Head Island on Tuesday by residents, many of who said the water levels were unheard of.”
Rowley added, the forecast of rain is not expected to be a factor in possible flooding.