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A busy weather day gives way to cooler weather

/ March 4, 2019 at 12:12 AM
Four-panel radar view of a tornado-warned supercell that went through Ridgeville. No tornado has been confirmed as of this writing. Click for full resolution.

Today was a very bad weather day for a lot of people in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. Fortunately, we return to much calmer conditions for Monday.

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LIVE BLOG: Tornado Watch cancelled

/ March 3, 2019 at 11:29 AM

 

We in the Charleston weather community are watching the potential for a few damaging wind gusts and possibly tornadoes this afternoon into tonight as a cold front approaches the area.

The tornado watch has been cancelled.

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A stormy Sunday night approaches

/ March 2, 2019 at 6:13 PM

Sunday may represent our first good shot at thunderstorms so far in 2019. However, a few of those could be on the strong side with gusty winds, especially for those of you who are a little further inland (think Berkeley and Dorchester counties). Let’s dig in…

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Much-needed rain on the way

/ February 27, 2019 at 8:44 AM
Forecast for February 27, 2019 from the National Weather Service.

Today marks the beginning of an unsettled period for the Lowcountry, as rain chances will remain with us for much of the next seven days. This will be some much needed rain, though, as we are running a little behind for the year thus far.

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One last dry day before rain returns

/ February 26, 2019 at 8:12 AM
Forecast for Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from the National Weather Service.

Today, we’ll enjoy one more dry day with a bit more warm air before rain chances re-enter the weather picture overnight into Wednesday.

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After a brief break, back to unsettled weather

/ February 25, 2019 at 8:36 AM
Forecast for Monday, February 5, 2019. Source: National Weather Service

Welcome to a very refreshing Monday morning as we start the day in the low 40s with plentiful dry air, which will make for a very nice and sunny day in the Lowcountry. Enjoy today and tomorrow as we head back into unsettled territory to bring in March.

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Lovely Valentine’s Day turning warm and somewhat unsettled for SEWE weekend

/ February 14, 2019 at 8:51 AM
It’s a beautiful day for love in whatever form you express it.

We’ve got a nice Valentine’s Day coming up — at least weather-wise. (How nice your Valentine’s Day ends up being will largely be determined by other factors.) However, an unsettled pattern with periods of showers awaits us for the weekend.

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Big changes for the weekend

/ February 8, 2019 at 8:22 AM
Weekend forecast from the National Weather Service shows quite a cooldown.

It looks like we’re going to squeeze out one more record high today, but then a cold front this evening knocks us back to reality for the weekend.

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Record warmth continues

/ February 7, 2019 at 8:23 AM
Forecast for Thursday, February 7. First 80°+ day of the year!

The warmest day of #FakeSpring is upon us, with highs expected to top out in the low 80s away from the beaches, which will remain much cooler under the influence of water temperatures in the 50s. The NWS forecast high of 81° would be a new record for the date.

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Record highs to close the week

/ February 6, 2019 at 7:36 AM
Record warmth looks to continue through Friday. Even if records aren’t set, temperatures will push 20° above normal for this time of year.

Our February “heat wave” continues for the rest of the work week as high pressure at the surface and aloft continues to be in control of our weather. Changes are in store for the weekend, though.

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