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Scattered storms on Saturday give way to a rain-free Sunday

/ October 8, 2021 at 7:56 PM

There is a light at the end of this very muggy and rainy tunnel as we get into the weekend. We’ll still be dodging scattered showers and a few thunderstorms on Saturday as low pressure meanders nearby and some upper-level energy moves through. By Sunday, though, a little drier air works its way in and the low shifts away for what should turn out to be a fairly nice day. We’ll keep a mix of sun and clouds around, but rain looks to stay away as temperatures peak around 80° in the afternoon — not too bad for this time of year.

We will need to continue to watch times of high tide Saturday and Sunday morning for minor to moderate coastal flooding with the new moon and some north to northeast winds. Tide levels could approach 7.5′ both days, causing some road closures in Downtown Charleston. High tide on Saturday morning will arrive at 10:49 AM, and on Sunday morning around 11:45 AM. Expect flooding 1-2 hours either side of high tide.