Another record high possible; thunderstorms later today

/ February 13, 2020 at 7:55 AM

Sea fog impacts will wane this morning, but some areas of dense fog will be possible through 10am. Attention then turns toward what looks to be a rather warm day across the Lowcountry with the record high of 78° set in 1976 in serious jeopardy. If the forecast verifies, this would be the fourth 80° day of the season and the third this year.

Later this afternoon into this evening, a line of showers and thunderstorms will approach the area from the west alongside a cold front, which will knock temperatures down for this weekend. A couple strong thunderstorms with the capability of producing wind damage are possible. Widespread severe weather isn’t expected, but be ready in case a warning is issued. These thunderstorms look to affect the area between 4-8 PM.

Friday and the weekend: Good weather for SEWE

I hope you’ve not misplaced your sweaters, because you’ll want them again as we get into the weekend. Temperatures will fall back into the 50s for Friday and Saturday under mostly sunny skies as high pressure wedges into the area. We’ll begin to warm again on Sunday with the potential for a few showers in the afternoon as an upper disturbance ripples in.

Next week’s outlook

Our spring-like regime remains firmly in place, with occasional fronts and chilly periods followed by warmth. We’ll start next week with temperatures once again above normal before a frontal system arrives in the Wednesday/Thursday timeframe with showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms.

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