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[UPDATED] Tornado watch canceled early, threat for severe weather is over

/ April 20, 2020 at 3:45 AM

UPDATE: As of 6:44am, the tornado watch for Charleston County has been canceled. The severe weather threat is over. Previous reporting below, for posterity:

A Tornado Watch has been issued until 11 am for Charleston County and the adjacent coastal waters. We continue to monitor the progression of a warm front that looks to destabilize the atmosphere primarily in the immediate Charleston metro area for now.

Inland counties (looking at you, Berkeley and Dorchester) remain in a very stable airmass. While the warm front could impinge upon these areas and yet destabilize here, it appears that the main threat for severe weather will be along the coast through the morning. With that in mind, though, trends will be watched, and it is possible the Watch may be extended further north.

In addition to tornadoes, gusts to 75 MPH will be possible as a potent low-level jet develops along the coast. Remember, straight-line winds can still cause plenty of problems; they account for a vast majority of the weather-related damage we see here.

This will be the live blog for this morning’s event. (Or, with any luck, non-event.) Follow along with updates below…

Monitoring conditions to the west for Monday’s severe weather threat

/ April 19, 2020 at 10:35 AM

Good Sunday morning to you all. Once again, the Charleston metro area finds itself watching the weather intently for the potential for a few strong to severe thunderstorms, particularly tonight into tomorrow morning. The area is outlined with an enhanced severe weather risk, which is a 3 out of 5 on the Storm Prediction Center’s scale. Unfortunately, damaging winds and potentially strong tornadoes are once again on the table.

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More severe weather possible Sunday afternoon through Monday morning

/ April 18, 2020 at 5:26 PM

Our active spring severe weather season looks to continue Sunday night into Monday morning, as a potent storm system traverses a ripe, well-sheared airmass in the Southeast with the potential for tornadoes and damaging winds.

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Another round of unsettled, and possibly severe, weather for Sunday

/ April 17, 2020 at 5:57 PM

While damage surveys continue from this Monday’s tornado outbreak, we begin to look ahead to the upcoming weekend, which may hold another severe weather threat as we roll on into Sunday afternoon and evening.

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