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!
The last work week before Christmas will start out feeling a little more spring-like, with highs topping out in the low 70s Monday and Tuesday before a cold front swings through and sends temperatures a little below normal for Wednesday and Thursday. We’ll see a little warmup as we head into the weekend.
The best chance of rain so far this week will come on Tuesday, primarily from noon into the overnight, as showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms ahead of the aforementioned cold front come through. We’ll then want to watch the weekend for the potential for another coastal storm to get started. There’s a fair bit of uncertainty there still, so don’t change any plans just yet, but keep an eye on the forecast as rain chances become more clear.
It’ll be a bit of a topsy-turvy weather week this week. A warm front will lift north of the area this morning, bringing some rather mild weather to the area for today and Tuesday with highs getting into the mid-to-upper 70s despite mostly cloudy skies.
A cold front will swing into the area on Wednesday, bringing with it a chance of showers. In the wake of said front, high pressure will build in from the northeast in a “wedge” pattern, which will keep low clouds and a low-end chance of showers in the forecast for Thursday. By Friday, we’ll be watching the progress of a low pressure system coming out of the Gulf for the potential of periodic downpours as we head into the first part of the weekend. Much refinement will be needed as timing becomes clearer as the week goes on, so be sure to watch forecast updates!
We continue to rewrite the record books as a strong ridge of high pressure remains firmly entrenched over the Charleston area, with three straight days of 100° temperatures and counting. The streak may continue for one more day, followed by a gradual falloff of temperatures (and a small increase in shower and thunderstorm chances) as we get into the weekend.