Friday and the weekend: Unsettled pattern holds on tight

/ February 11, 2021 at 9:36 PM

Unsettled weather will continue for Friday and into Valentine’s weekend as the overall pattern remains quite…well, gross.

We start Friday out with dense fog blanketing coastal areas and some showers in the area. (Use those low beams.) Showers will be off and on throughout the day. Temperatures are not going to move a whole heck of a lot overall as high pressure wedges down into South Carolina and Georgia, setting up cold air damming that will characterize much of the rest of the weekend’s weather. The forecast high of 57° at the Charleston airport should be realized fairly early in the day before the wedge front slides through.

Moisture overrunning the cold air damming wedge will keep clouds and rain in the forecast for much of the weekend. It’s unlikely that it will rain all the time, but it could rain at any time. Temperatures will run several degrees below normal beneath the cold wedge, but while it will feel chilly, temperatures will remain far too warm for any precipitation type issues here in the Lowcountry.