"It looks like an almost perfect combination of astronomical influences and meteorological conditions," Blair Holloway, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, said.

A potentially historic flood event is taking shape across Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, and portions of coastal Georgia, including near Savannah, as water levels will be at heights usually found in powerful hurricanes, CNN reports.

The flooding will be exacerbated by a destructive combination of already higher-than-normal tides and a developing storm system, sending tide levels levels above 8 feet for Charleston and above 10.5 feet near Savannah, signaling major flood stage along the coast.
“It looks like an almost perfect combination of astronomical influences and meteorological conditions,” Blair Holloway, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, said.
The situation is similar to the storm which led to the coastal flooding in the Chesapeake Bay this past weekend.
An area of high pressure situated over the Northeast and a strengthening storm in the northern Gulf of Mexico will work in unison to bring a prolonged period of northeast winds to the Charleston area.

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