A cold front will approach the area from the west throughout the day Wednesday, with shower and thunderstorm chances increasing later in the day as the front gets closer. A couple showers or storms can’t be ruled out in the afternoon well ahead of it, but the best rain chances will start early in the evening through the overnight. One or two storms could turn strong with gusty winds and hail, especially for those of you who are further inland. However, widespread severe weather is not expected.
We’ll be at the apex of this week’s temperature rollercoaster with highs topping out around 80° in the afternoon. Afterward, it’s a much different story…
After temperatures overachieved today, we look to continue remaining a little warmer than normal as we go into Wednesday. Ridging aloft will continue to build over the next couple days, and by the end of the week we should be getting into the 80s ahead of a cold front that swings through Sunday. We look to remain rain-free through Friday, when a weakening cold front gets into the Carolinas and eventually stalls out and falls apart. While a strong storm or two can’t be ruled out, widespread severe weather is not anticipated.
As mentioned earlier, another, stronger cold front will swing through Sunday with a few thunderstorms, taking us back to closer to normal temperatures for Monday and beyond.
Cloud cover will look to be a bit more persistent on Tuesday, once again keeping temperatures right around 70° in the afternoon with low pressure stuck offshore, roughly about where the NC and SC border would be. Conditions should remain rain-free throughout the day, and we should get the sun peeking in and out as well.
I don’t remember the last time the seven-day forecast was so calm. High pressure remains in control, which means little to no rain chances and steadily warming temperatures into the 70s by the end of next week. It’s a worthy reprieve from what’s been a soggy start to 2021 so far.
Saturday will be a bit on the cloudy and cool side, with highs topping out in the mid-50s with peeks of sun becoming more frequent in the afternoon. Sunday is my pick day of the weekend; despite temperatures remaining well below normal, there will be plenty of sunshine, and the March sun angle will hit a little differently than, say, January.
From there, a warming trend will commence, and by the end of next week, temperatures look to be running a few degrees above normal in the mid-70s.
The only weather concern of note will be the potential for frost and freeze conditions each morning starting Sunday through Tuesday. If you’ve planted, be ready to protect that sensitive vegetation and make sure your pets have a warm spot to be.
It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve even generated one of these seven-day graphics because I’ve spent the past two Sundays intensely focused on an overnight severe weather threat heading into the following Monday.
No such issues this week — in fact, the only severity in the weather on Monday will be how severely nice it will be. We start the new work week in the low 50s and end up in the mid-70s under full sunshine. 80s return on Tuesday as high pressure gradually shifts offshore. Our next rain chance should arrive by Wednesday night into early Thursday morning as a storm system crosses the Great Lakes, sending a trailing cold front down our way. A few thunderstorms are possible as well, but no severe weather is currently expected. We will clear out during the day Thursday, setting us up for an increasingly warm and mostly sunny weekend as we start May.
After a downright summer-like weekend, more seasonable conditions (with even some below-normal temperatures) will assert themselves as we kick off April. First, though, we’ll get a few showers and storms through the area on Tuesday.
The weather is probably the easiest thing that we’ll be able to predict this week, so here goes: After a (relatively) chilly Monday, this week’s weather will turn gradually warmer, with the occasional rain shower or two at times. We should be in the 80s by Thursday and stay around that mark through Saturday. A cold front looks to swing through the area on Sunday, knocking temperatures well below mid-March normals while bringing more showers to the area.
Overall, expect rainfall amounts to be light. We continue to run a surplus of a little under an inch of rain for this point in March, so this will just serve as a sprinkle on top of your gardens, which look safe from any frost or freeze conditions for the foreseeable future.
Aside from that, the advice is simple: Be good to each other.
After a seasonably cool weekend in the wake of a decently strong early-March cold front, temperatures will head back above normal for the upcoming week. Scattered showers will be possible for much of the work week as a series of disturbances aloft ripple through the area. Fortunately, we won’t see the moisture surge and the subsequent sustained heavy rain that we saw last week.
For perspective: Normal highs for March 9-15 are in the mid-to-upper 60s. Highs in the mid-70s for a fair bit of the week are much more characteristic of this time next month.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: We’ll kick off the work week in the 70s, with rain chances building in later in the day Monday and sticking around through early Friday before a front pushes through, taking the rain with it and dropping temperatures to the upper 50s for Saturday and Sunday. Yes, despite the change in the calendar, we have not turned the page on the unsettled pattern that you can basically set your watch to at this point.
Monday should be mostly dry, but be ready for a chance of showers during the evening commute. Best rain chances arrive after dark.
The last few days of 2019 will be marked with unusual warmth as high pressure at the surface and aloft take hold, helping to dry us out nicely from Monday’s deluge. A few showers will be possible this weekend as a trough of low pressure just offshore exerts influence on our weather, followed by a cold front overnight Sunday into Monday that’ll knock temperatures back closer to normal for New Years’ Eve. Enjoy a brief break from cold rain!
@chswx is community-supported, hype-averse weather information, preparedness tips, and alerts for the Charleston, SC Tri-County area (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester counties) by Jared Smith.