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LANCASTER, S.C. -- Several motorists had to be rescued in Lancaster County after they became trapped by high water in their vehicles early Monday morning.

Lancaster County Fire Marshall Stephen Blackwelder reported at least three motorists were rescued in the flooding. Those rescues were on Langley Road near S.C. 9, Cimarron Road and Hershel Plyler Road.

Some locations near Lancaster and Chesterfield counties have received over seven inches of rain and a flood warning was issued for Lancaster County until 11 a.m.

By late morning most of the rain subsided. However, with more rain on the way, the Sheriff's Office is still cautioning motorists to possible flooded areas.

Take your time, leave a little bit earlier so if you do run into an issue like that you're not willing to take the risk to drive across it advised Major Matt Shaw of the Lancaster County Sheriff's Department.

Officials tell NewsChannel 36 they're continuing to monitor the situation, especially along Gills Creek Run.

Some of the worst flooding has been reported on these roads:

-- S.C. 9, near the Lancaster-Chesterfield county line.

-- S.C. 522 near Taxahaw Road and in the Buford area.

-- Lee Ormand Road

-- Bob Orman Road

-- S.C. 200, between Lancaster and the Union County line.

More rain on the way: Where, when and why

By: First Warn Storm Team Meteorologist Meghan Danahey

Periods of heavy rains and thunderstorms will affect the Carolinas through Tuesday evening.

An area of low pressure that developed over the Gulf of Mexico is tracking northeast. It should move up into eastern Tennessee through Tuesday morning.

This low pressure is transporting rich moisture up into our area from the Gulf of Mexico. That sets us up for very heavy rain and our recent dry spell will only enhance the flash flooding potential across our area.

As strong lifting mechanisms combine with the very moist atmosphere, downpours and thunderstorms will persist Monday night through Tuesday. Areas outside the mountains can expect a general one to two inches of rain. In the mountains, where terrain enhances the uplift, three to four inch rain totals will be common.

It is important to remember that these are general numbers. It is highly likely that localized areas could see much more rain through Tuesday evening. A small area of heavy downpours dumped over eight inches of rain in Lancaster County Monday morning.

In addition to the flash flooding threat, severe weather is a concern for Tuesday. Several ingredients will come together during the Tuesday morning through late afternoon time period that could dramatically enhance thunderstorm coverage and strength.



The main severe weather threat will be damaging winds within lines of thunderstorms. However, any discrete or sustained storm cells that can form ahead of these lines will have the potential to form tornadoes.

The ingredients for severe weather will shift east of our region Tuesday night. Shower and thunderstorm coverage will diminish overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday, our region will be left with wraparound clouds and moisture that should give us mostly cloudy skies. We'll keep only a slight, or 20 percent chance, of showers in Wednesday's forecast.

Click the links below to take a live look at current conditions around the Charlotte area:

A live look in Mooresville

A live look in Hickory

A live look in Statesville

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