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The sun returns for Thursday

/ January 13, 2021 at 9:52 PM

After a stubborn cloud deck kept temperatures significantly lower than expected today, we will finally get these clouds out of here once and for all and enjoy a mostly sunny day on Thursday. Highs will top out around 60° in most spots. It’ll sure feel nice to get this gloomy stuff out of here, that’s for sure.

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Near-normal temperatures and some sun for Wednesday

/ January 12, 2021 at 9:51 PM

We’ll warm up a bit on Wednesday as a little more sun works into the area with high pressure at the surface. Cloud cover will be reinforced at times by some upper-level energy moving through the area, but despite that, we should touch 60° in the afternoon, which is right on the warm side of a normal high temperature for mid-January.

Watch for patches of fog in the morning causing dips in visibility at times. Fog should mix out by 9am, giving way to the aforementioned partly sunny skies.

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Rain overnight gives way to a little bit of afternoon sun Tuesday

/ January 11, 2021 at 8:59 PM

As low pressure moves eastward along the Gulf coast, we’ll keep the risk of showers and drizzle around through early Tuesday afternoon before high pressure begins to build in and cloud cover slowly breaks. Watch for areas of fog in the morning; be sure to use low beams and be prepared for visibility to drop quickly.

We should see a little sun before Tuesday’s gone, and there will be much more where that comes from as we get into the rest of the week. Temperatures could top out in the upper 50s, but this certainly will be dependent on how quickly the cloud deck can scour out.

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The week ahead: Showers to start, then a few days of 60s

/ January 10, 2021 at 10:48 PM

The week ahead will be characterized with a few showers to start before warming up and clearing out in the second half. Clouds will increase overnight into Monday, with showers potentially developing over the ocean and moving inland starting in the afternoon. Shower chances will continue into Tuesday as a wave of low pressure affects the area. Once the disturbance clears the area, we’ve got a few nice days to close out the work week, with temperatures topping out in the low 60s each afternoon. A cold front will swing through early Saturday that may bring a shower or two, but other than that, we’ll cool back to around or a little below normal for the weekend.

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Coastal storm to bring tidal flooding, rain for Wednesday

/ December 15, 2020 at 9:21 PM

This evening, a coastal low is beginning to develop off the Georgia coast. This low will move northward tonight into tomorrow, eventually turning into quite the nor’easter for New England. Locally, expect periods of showers to continue tonight into Wednesday as the low lifts northward and a cold front approaches from the west. Temperatures will remain chilly, only topping out in the low 50s in the afternoon. The front will clear the area during the evening, giving way to drier air for Thursday.

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Cooler for Tuesday, with showers returning to the picture in the afternoon

/ December 14, 2020 at 10:03 PM

Clouds will increase overnight into Tuesday morning, giving the day a mostly cloudy look with just a few peeks of sun possible in the morning and early afternoon hours. It’ll feel noticeably colder in the wake of today’s cold front — highs should only top out in the mid-50s.

As low pressure organizes off the coast and begins to move northward, some overrunning should take place, generating scattered light showers across the area by mid-afternoon. Showers will continue into the evening, with the best rain chances arriving with the cold front Wednesday.

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The week ahead: Cooling back off with a couple shots of rain

/ December 13, 2020 at 10:33 PM

After what ended up being a fairly nice weekend, we have one more day in the 70s before we’re back to more seasonable — if not a bit below-normal — temperatures across the Lowcountry for the last full week before Christmas. (Yes, it’s almost Christmas. It’s shocking to me, too.)

A cold front will swing through Monday, bringing a chance of showers to the area generally from mid-morning to early afternoon. High pressure will wedge in behind it, cooling us off but also keeping some cloud cover around for Tuesday. Another storm system will ride up the coast Wednesday, potentially turning into a decent nor’easter for the Mid-Atlantic states and New England. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with continued chilly temperatures to close out the work week. Clouds increase for the weekend, with perhaps some showers on Sunday.

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Frosty start to Thursday gives way to a comfortable afternoon

/ November 18, 2020 at 10:15 PM

Clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to drop into the upper 30s overnight, likely causing some frost to develop away from the coast. The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory that includes Berkeley and Dorchester counties for early Thursday. Make sure you cover up your plants and have your pets in a warm place tonight.

Once we get clear of the frost, we’ve got a pretty solid November day ahead with highs topping out in the low 60s under mostly sunny skies and a bit of a northerly to northeasterly breeze.

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Reinforcing shot of cold air to bring sweater weather on Wednesday

/ November 17, 2020 at 5:59 PM

Get your sweaters ready — Wednesday is going to be a chilly one. A dry cold front featuring a reinforcing shot of cold air will swing through the area tonight. By tomorrow morning, winds will be back out of the north and a little breezy — lows in the low 40s may feel closer to the mid-30s when factoring the wind in. Despite full sunshine, temperatures will only rise into the mid-50s given continued cold advection into the area.

As high pressure slips overhead Wednesday night, winds will calm and skies will remain clear, allowing for excellent radiational cooling conditions. We may be contending with some frost as we get into overnight Wednesday/early Thursday morning, especially in the inland tier of counties. Keep an ear out for a possible Frost Advisory from the National Weather Service, and be ready to ensure plants, pets, and people are protected. (Pipes will be okay — not expecting a freeze just yet.)

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Picture-perfect Tuesday ahead

/ November 16, 2020 at 9:09 PM

High pressure will remain solidly in control of our weather Tuesday with another beautiful mid-November day ahead. Highs will top out in the upper 60s after starting out in the low 40s (and maybe the upper 30s inland) with nary a cloud in sight. This will put temperatures right around, if not a little bit below, normal for mid-November.

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