Friday & the weekend: Quite rainy, but we salvage Sunday

/ March 21, 2024 at 10:00 PM

First off, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve not been posting the past few days. I’ve had a fairly significant death in my family that has kept me away from work and weather, and that will keep the posting and podcast schedule fairly bare at times for the next couple weeks. I’ll have more to say on that soon and how you can help if you are interested.

But first, we have a storm system arriving Friday that could pose a potentially significant flooding risk for downtown Charleston Friday night. Low pressure moving across the Gulf Coast states will drive perhaps a few rounds of heavy rain through the metro area starting Friday afternoon and well into the evening. This could coincide with high tide around 7:27pm to produce enough flooding to close roads downtown as well as in vulnerable locations in North Charleston and maybe even Summerville. 2″ or more of rain will be possible in many spots across the Tri-County. Be ready to curtail Friday night plans or find alternate routes in case widespread flooding develops.

Rain will continue into Saturday, though it’ll be more on and off. The heaviest stuff will have pivoted northward, but showers and maybe a thunderstorm should redevelop as a cold front pushes into the area during the afternoon. Severe weather is not expected, thankfully. Saturday’s the warmest day of the weekend with highs in the mid-70s, while post-front, we’ll see a solid 10° drop in high temperatures for Sunday. Clouds will be clearing, though, and we’ll be back in the 70s possibly as early as Monday.