National Hurricane Center

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for a portion of South Carolina’s coast in anticipation of Elsa’s arrival late Wednesday into Thursday. Elsa was downgraded to a tropical storm ahead of its Florida landfall, but is expected to bring heavy winds, rain and storm surges in the Palmetto State, particularly in the Midlands. More: SC Public Radio, WCBD TV, The Post and Courier, CNN

In other headlines:

Clyburn introduces bill to protect Revolutionary War sites in the Carolinas. U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., recently introduced a bill seeking $10 million in federal funds to protect Revolutionary War sites throughout the Carolinas. More: WCBD TV

Charleston comprehensive plan recommends zoning changes to address flooding concerns. The city of Charleston is looking to prevent future flooding problems with multiple recommendations in its 10-year comprehensive plan. More: WCSC TV

City of Charleston halts work site due to permitting problems. Historic Black burial grounds, Ephrath and Trinity, are located at one downtown work site, making renovation work on the house difficult to acquire proper permits. More: The Post and Courier

Charleston International Airport sees record travel numbers over July 4 weekend. The Charleston International Airport saw 28,000 more passengers over the Fourth of July weekend, more than 2,000 more than last year. More: WCBD TV

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