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Barry To Drench Parts of the Gulf Coast

July 12, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Storm Barry Forecast Cone

Tropical Storm Barry is intensifying as it moves slowly toward the Louisiana Gulf coast. Barry was located 100 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River, according to the advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center at 11 am Friday. The warm waters of the...

Tropical Storm Barry Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

July 11, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Storm Barry Forecast Cone

The National Hurricane Center says the tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico is now Tropical Storm Barry, and it could become a hurricane before hitting Louisiana this weekend. Barry was located 95 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, according to...

Likely Tropical Development in the Gulf

July 8, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Depression Likely To Form In the Gulf

A low that is over South Carolina and Georgia on Monday morning is likely to become a tropical depression later this week as it moves south into the northern Gulf of Mexico. There is a high probability (80%) that a tropical depression is likely to form by the end of the...

A Sizzling and Stormy Fourth Expected in South Carolina

July 3, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
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Update Thursday 2:30 pm ET: Thunderstorms are blossoming across South Carolina at this hour. The strongest activity was noted on radar north of Columbia, near Rock Hill and Lancaster, where several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have been issued. Another strong cluster of...

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

June 28, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn
July through September Temperatures

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...

Another Round of Strong Storms is Headed for South Carolina

June 24, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
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Update 7 pm Monday: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for the Upstate region through 1 am. Strong storms are moving into the region and have the potential to produce damaging wind and hail. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of GA, NC, SC, VA, WV...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for All of South Carolina Saturday

June 22, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Clusters of thunderstorms are expected to rapidly develop across the Palmetto State Saturday afternoon, posing a risk of wind damage and hail. In a midday update from the Storm Prediction Center Saturday, forecasters upgraded areas of the Midlands and Upstate regions to an...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for All of South Carolina Until 10 pm

June 20, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Update 5:15 pm Thursday: Severe storms are moving out of the Columbia metro area. However, they continue near North Augusta and are approaching Sumter. Additional storms are approaching Interstate 95 from the Florence area southward toward Berkeley and Dorchester counties...

Wind Damage Possible with Storms in Upstate Tuesday

June 18, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
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Thunderstorms capable of producing wind damage are possible Tuesday afternoon in the South Carolina Upstate, including areas near Greenville, Spartanburg, and Clemson. The storms are expected to develop mid-afternoon and become widely scattered by early evening. The...

State of the Season: Quiet Now, Uncertainty Looms Later

June 15, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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The Tropical Atlantic Ocean is quiet, which is typical for mid-June. However, uncertainty looms on how busy the season may become by August. Please note: Meteorologists from the South Carolina Emergency Information Network will publish an update on the state of the...

Recent Rain Helped, but Now It's Dry Again

June 14, 2019 - Posted in Weather 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. Moderate drought...

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Lowcountry Wednesday

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Flash flooding is possible in the South Carolina Lowcountry Tuesday night and Wednesday, thanks to multiple rounds of showers and t-storms likely to hit the same areas over a short amount of time. The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Flash Flood Watch Tuesday...

Flash Flood Watch Issued for the Upstate through Sunday

June 8, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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The risk of repeating rounds of heavy rain has forecasters in the South Carolina Upstate concerned about flash flooding. The National Weather Service offices in Columbia and Greenville-Spartanburg have issued a Flash Flood Watch for areas along the I-85 corridor, extending...

Weekend Washout Could be a Drought Buster

June 6, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Friday 12 pm Update : Rain showers have been widespread this morning along the border with North Carolina. Another round of scattered thunderstorms is expected across much of the state Friday afternoon and evening. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has placed the...

Preparing for Hurricane Season

June 4, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Holly Bounds Jackson
Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew at Hunting Island State Park.

SC Department of Insurance Director Ray Farmer spoke with SCETV recently about the importance of getting flood insurance as soon as possible. It’s important to understand it takes 30 days before the insurance goes into effect. Just one inch of water can cause around $25,000...

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