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.
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.
Warm weather fans are going to like what is in store for the upcoming work week as subtropical ridging takes shape over the Gulf of Mexico, driving the storm track and cooler air to our north for a few days.
We are getting off to a rather chilly start this morning on the southern periphery of a significant Arctic blast of cold air. While we may be starting in the upper 20s, at least we are in the upper 20s above zero — can’t say the same for our friends in the Upper Midwest.
We will be closing January with another Arctic cold snap making its way across the eastern half of the U.S. We won’t be immune from this cold snap, but it will not be a terribly severe or long-lasting cold for us in Charleston.
The latter half of January looks to usher in a more unsettled pattern that seems reminiscent of December, at least in its timing: Unsettled weekends followed by mostly dry (and occasionally chilly) work weeks. Indeed, that’s how this week looks to go down.