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Gorgeous weekend ahead

/ September 10, 2021 at 9:18 PM

With lows in the 60s, highs in the mid-80s, and low humidity, the main takeaway from this weekend’s forecast is this:

Go outside.

Fall-like weather this early in September doesn’t come around often. Take advantage!

Turning wetter this weekend as the pattern becomes more unsettled

/ August 13, 2021 at 8:39 PM

Pro tip: Mow the lawn Saturday morning, because we could start to see some showers and storms enter the picture in the afternoon as high pressure begins to weaken across the area. It’ll still be warm, but temperatures will be limited to the upper 80s by more pervasive cloud cover.

Why mow Saturday? Because Sunday is going to be a lot tougher to get that mowing in, and it doesn’t get better getting into next week. Showers and thunderstorms look to become a little more widespread Sunday, with on-and-off storms possible for a good bit of the day. As usual in summer, it won’t rain all the time, but when it does, a brief downpour or two could drop a decent amount of rain.

As we get into next week, a continued feed of tropical moisture and a stalled front will interact will keep scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms in the forecast, particularly in the afternoons.

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One more unsettled day, then the pattern turns back to summertime norms

/ August 6, 2021 at 6:21 PM

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to feature prominently in the forecast as we get into Saturday, with perhaps another round of morning storms to greet us as a mid-level trough and some embedded energy draws closer to the area. With the warm front north of us, peeks of sun should allow temperatures to continue to moderate into the mid-to-upper 80s in the afternoon.

By Sunday, the troublesome trough lifts out of the area and we get back into more of a traditional summertime regime. Scattered storms will continue, though they should be a little less numerous Sunday. Highs return to the 90s across the area and look to stay that way as we get into the new work week. But it’s the weekend, and there’s no reason to think about the new work week right now. 🙂

Hot and occasionally stormy weekend ahead

/ July 30, 2021 at 9:41 PM

We will continue our string of hot days this weekend as we remain under mostly westerly flow at the surface and aloft. A cold front will be closer to the area, though, and this along with some upper-level energy will instigate a few more showers and thunderstorms starting Saturday afternoon. A few of these storms could turn severe with damaging wind gusts the primary concern; locally heavy rain and lightning will also certainly factor in. Shower and thunderstorm chances continue into Sunday, though it won’t rain all day.

Heat and humidity will continue to combine for heat indices around 110° on Saturday and perhaps approaching that number again on Sunday. A heat advisory is in effect for Saturday afternoon as a result; you’ll once again want to take heat safety precautions if you must be outside.

The heat will back off Monday, but at the cost of the resurgent potential for isolated flooding rainfall as deeper moisture and upper-level features become favorable once again for very heavy rainfall.

Standard July weather for the weekend ahead of a pattern change

/ July 16, 2021 at 9:19 PM

We’ve got more of the same July weather in store for the weekend. Heat and humidity will continue across the Lowcountry as highs top out in the low 90s each afternoon. Heat indices will approach 100° with the humidity in place, so be sure to watch your exertion during the peak of the afternoon heat.

Much like the last few days, we’ll see isolated showers and thunderstorms initiate on the seabreeze and move inland on Saturday. The pattern begins to change up on Sunday as a cold front begins to approach the area. Rain chances increase later in the day, and if the convection-allowing models are correct, it could be a somewhat stormy Sunday night. We’ll want to watch that trend, but overall, I hope you can enjoy a good weekend for summer activities across the area.

Scattered storms for the weekend, but no washout

/ June 25, 2021 at 10:04 PM

This weekend will feature scattered storms both days, with a little better coverage on Saturday as a trough moves inland. The good news is that it won’t rain all day, and there will be plenty of sunshine mixed in around the storms. Coverage becomes more isolated on Sunday, generally along and ahead of the seabreeze. Severe weather doesn’t look to be a major issue, but remember that all thunderstorms are dangerous thanks to the lightning they produce.

Temperatures will run a little warmer this weekend, but onshore flow will continue to keep them tamped down a few degrees below normal (about 90° this time of year). Mix in humidity and it’ll feel a little more like the low 90s in the afternoon. That’s pretty warm, but it could be so much worse in late June.

Tropical moisture returns for the weekend, with heavy rain and a strong storm or two possible Sunday

/ June 18, 2021 at 11:07 PM

It’s been a great couple days of weather in the Lowcountry, but the remnants of Potential Tropical Cyclone Three look to bring unsettled weather back beginning Saturday afternoon.

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Soggy Saturday to start the weekend as a frontal boundary sags into the area

/ June 11, 2021 at 10:22 PM

We will get off to an unsettled start to the weekend as a frontal boundary sags south into the area during the day on Saturday. Ahead of the front, expect highs to top out in the low 90s before numerous showers and thunderstorms develop across the area. Chances are pretty good that you’ll see at least a little rain at some point tomorrow. With plenty of available moisture to wring out, though, it is conceivable that flooding may be a concern tomorrow within the strongest storms. While severe weather looks unlikely, all storms are dangerous due to the lightning they produce. When thunder roars, go indoors!

It’s expected that the front will pass through and stall out to our south by Sunday. Temperatures will run a little “cooler” with highs topping out in the mid-80s, but scattered showers and thunderstorms should still develop in the afternoon. How Sunday ultimately evolves will depend on what goes on during the day Saturday, so keep an eye out for forecast adjustments.

Summer heat builds into the weekend with no rain in sight

/ May 21, 2021 at 8:41 PM

Summer heat will make its debut this weekend as high pressure at the surface and aloft dominates the weather picture. We’ll begin to feel a little of this on Saturday, but onshore flow will help keep temperatures capped in the mid-80s given a progressive seabreeze in the afternoon. Winds turn more westerly on Sunday, which will hinder the seabreeze’s inland progress and allow temperatures across much of the metro area to reach the low 90s for the first time this year. Temperatures will run cooler at the beaches — think upper 70s on Saturday and mid-80s on Sunday. The ridge aloft will keep a strong lid on any thunderstorms that try to fire, so don’t count on any rain over the weekend heading into the next several days. We look to get even hotter heading into the work week as the blocking pattern aloft looks to hang around for several more days.

Nice weekend shaping up ahead of an unsettled-looking week

/ April 30, 2021 at 7:10 PM

We’ve got a good-looking weekend queued up to start May. A cold front came through earlier today, and drier air is moving into the area from the north. This will make for a comfortable start to Saturday, with lows bottoming out in the mid-50s. Temperatures will rise into the mid-to-upper 70s under a mostly sunny sky — a really great day to get outdoors. Sunday will turn a little warmer with highs topping out in the low 80s under partly cloudy skies, but should still be quite nice.

As we get into next week, the pattern turns a little more unsettled with shower and thunderstorm chances each day through Thursday, though this should all settle out for another gorgeous weekend afterward. Enjoy!