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The National Weather Service has removed any mention of wintry precipitation from its forecast for The T&D Region early next week.

The forecast is now calling for rain through the weekend and into early next week.

Initially, there was about a 30 percent chance of flurries Monday night into Tuesday morning for the Orangeburg area. By Friday afternoon, the weather service was forecasting strictly a rain event.

Forecasts could change between now and early next week. Individuals are encouraged to keep an eye out for the latest developments and changes for The T&D Region.

If the forecast does change and if any wintry precipitation does fall in the region, it is expected to be light and is not forecast to accumulate.

The Orangeburg area is expected to receive significant rainfall, though.

The region is forecast to receive between 2 and 3 inches of rain through the weekend.

The North Fork of the Edisto River is forecast to reach about 7.3 feet sometime Monday afternoon. The flood stage is 8 feet.

The Congaree River at Carolina Eastman, which frequently floods, is forecast to reach about 118.6 feet above sea level Tuesday afternoon. The flood stage is 115 feet. At 118 feet, there is minor flooding around the river.

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Staff Writer

Gene Zaleski is a reporter/staff writer with The Times and Democrat.

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