The week ahead: Fast-forward to April

/ March 8, 2020 at 5:29 PM

After a seasonably cool weekend in the wake of a decently strong early-March cold front, temperatures will head back above normal for the upcoming week. Scattered showers will be possible for much of the work week as a series of disturbances aloft ripple through the area. Fortunately, we won’t see the moisture surge and the subsequent sustained heavy rain that we saw last week.

For perspective: Normal highs for March 9-15 are in the mid-to-upper 60s. Highs in the mid-70s for a fair bit of the week are much more characteristic of this time next month.

South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Awareness Week

This week is South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Awareness Week. Look for severe weather safety tips throughout the week here and on Twitter as we get into the heart of the spring severe weather season.

Of note: Provided there is no adverse weather, the annual statewide tornado drill will be held Wednesday morning at 9am. The drill will activate NOAA Weather Radio. (I’ll have a tweet, too, FWIW.) This is a good opportunity to practice your severe weather plan, wherever you are — home, work, school, or anywhere else. Hopefully you won’t ever need it, but it’s important to be prepared.

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