Chilly Saturday, a little warmer Sunday as predominantly quiet weather continues

/ November 26, 2021 at 7:52 PM

We’ve got another chilly night ahead; temperatures could scrape freezing at a few spots by Saturday morning, so be sure you’ve got sensitive plants still protected and your pets have a warm place to be overnight.

Saturday will run a little cooler than today did in the wake of a cold front that came through earlier today. After starting the day around freezing (with wind chills making it feel about 3-5° colder), highs will top out in the upper 50s despite mostly sunny skies. Winds look to be generally light throughout the day with a shift in direction to the southwest late.

Sunday will feature more clouds but will also be warmer thanks to westerly winds ahead of another weak cold front poised to come through early Monday morning. Temperatures will rebound to the mid-60s in the afternoon after starting around 40°, making for a seasonably comfortable late November day in the Lowcountry.

Drought update: Abnormally dry conditions continue in much of the Tri-County

Drought Monitor for South Carolina as of November 23, 2021. Much of the area is in abnormally dry conditions, with a few spots in the north and northeastern tier of the Tri-County in moderate drought.

Looking for rain? Don’t count on much of that over the next several days. Peeking ahead a bit, the next shot at measurable rainfall is looking like it might shape up next Saturday, and even then it doesn’t appear that we would get a heck of a lot. Despite the fact that we are still running a 6.56″ rainfall surplus at the airport for the year overall, a fair bit of the area is now in the “abnormally dry” category on the Drought Monitor (with areas in the northern part of the Tri-County in moderate drought). November is climatologically our driest month of the year with an average rainfall of 2.44″, and we’re running an inch behind pace right now with only 1.22″ recorded through 5PM Friday. If current forecasts hold, that may very well be it for measurable rainfall this month, too.

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