Cyndee O'Quinn

Heat Wave to Break Tuesday, Thanks to a Strong Front

By Cyndee O'Quinn

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Update 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.

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

By Cyndee O'Quinn

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It 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.

Recent Rain Helped, but Now It's Dry Again

By Cyndee O'Quinn

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Drier 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.

Growing Risk of Flash Flooding in Upstate South Carolina This Week

By Cyndee O'Quinn

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Keep 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.