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Record heat possible for Thursday

/ April 8, 2020 at 10:50 PM

No, you suddenly didn’t wake up in June (though we would all understand if you felt that way): Temperatures will approach record levels on Thursday ahead of an oncoming cold front. Westerly winds will usher in more drier air, thankfully, so the humidity won’t be terrible as we approach our record high of 90° for April 9.

There is a small possibility that the remnants of a thunderstorm complex coming in from the northwest could bring showers to the area early Thursday. The official NWS forecast remains dry, highlighting only about a 10% chance of rain in the Charleston metro. Further west toward I-95, chances are marginally higher. Trends will be watched, but odds point to dry conditions in the short-term models.

Of note: A statewide burn ban is in effect, and weather conditions particularly in Berkeley and Dorchester counties will become prone to wildfire Thursday afternoon. Please, please, please do not burn — let’s not give our first responders anything else to deal with.