Cyndee O'Quinn

Heat Wave to Break Tuesday, Thanks to a Strong Front

By Cyndee O'Quinn

2223710d-e406-4408-9d10-416012e1405eUpdate Tuesday 2:00 p.m. ET: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for eastern South Carolina until 10 p.m. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms are developing along and southeast of a cold front moving south towards the Lowcountry. Scattered damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph and a tornado or two are possible. Update Tuesday 11:30 a.m. ET: The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the risk for severe thunderstorms in the Pee Dee region this afternoon. The primary risk for some of the storms is stronger wind gusts that may produce scattered wind damage. The most likely time for the...

A Stormy Start... But What About the Rest of Summer?

By Cyndee O'Quinn

July through September TemperaturesIt was a stormy start to summer with a severe weather outbreak threatening the Palmetto state on the first night of summer. An "enhanced risk" of severe thunderstorms was issued for two-thirds of the state on June 22 with multiple severe thunderstorm warnings across the state. Another round of severe weather threatened the state last weekend and then on June 24 for the Piedmont. As June is winding down, the 7-Day rainfall forecast from the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center is showing generally dry conditions. Looking at the 7 Day Rainfall forecast today through next Wednesday...

Recent Rain Helped, but Now It's Dry Again

By Cyndee O'Quinn

pattern changeDrier weather has returned to South Carolina, and it could last for several days. Last week's rain certainly eased drought conditions across some areas of the Palmetto State, but more rain is still needed in parts of the Lowcountry and Pee Dee regions. Moderate drought conditions persist in areas along and east of I-95, according to an update from the U.S. Drought Mitigation Center released Thursday. However, this is a downgrade from the severe drought conditions noted for these areas one week prior. The rainfall has helped areas of the Midlands, where precipitation amounts have returned to...

Severe T-Storm Watch for Most of South Carolina Until 10 pm Monday

By Cyndee O'Quinn

b6dbe73b-6287-4207-9446-a3110c98cd0bUPDATE 3 PM MONDAY A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for most of central and northern parts of South Carolina until 10 pm. At 3 pm, a line of strong thunderstorms was seen organizing on radar from just east of Anderson, SC to about 30 miles west of Augusta, GA. Several other thunderstorms were developing ahead of this main line and moving to the northeast at 30 to 40 mph. The strongest storms will be capable of producing damaging wind, hail, and even an isolated tornado as they move across the Upstate of South Carolina and the Midlands through early evening. Original story posted...

Growing Risk of Flash Flooding in Upstate South Carolina This Week

By Cyndee O'Quinn

59aaade1-03b0-4350-bc41-2141045f7dfdKeep the umbrellas, rain jackets and galoshes handy. The extended forecast in upstate South Carolina is for rain, more rain. And then, more rain. So much water may fall that flash flooding will be a concern, forecasters at the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg office said in a special weather statement Sunday. “As rounds of widespread rainfall may occur across the area, the threat of flash flooding and flooding of rivers and streams will increase. Heavy rain will be possible Tuesday into Wednesday, and possibly into Thursday, especially across the southwest-facing slopes of the...