Tropical Depression 27 Forms And Could Become A Hurricane Offshore Later This Week

October 19, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Athena Masson
Tropical Depression 27 Cone

Tropical Depression 27 formed early Monday morning about 720 miles southeast of Bermuda. The depression does not pose any risk to the east coast of the United States, for now. A blocking high pressure to the north of the system is preventing it from traveling northward into...

King Tides Likely to Cause Coastal Flooding Early This Week

October 19, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Coastal Flooding

Minor coastal flooding is likely to continue for at least another day or two along Palmetto State beaches, primarily caused by a phenomenon known as the “spring tide”. The spring tide is not named for the season; it refers to a larger than average tidal range where high...

Hurricane Delta On Final Approach To Louisiana Gulf Coast

October 9, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Surge Alerts

Hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surge are expected later Friday into Friday night as Hurricane Delta approaches some of the same areas affected by Hurricane Laura in late August. It is expected to be a record-breaking 10th landfall of a named storm on the U...

Delta Strengthens Again And On Course For Friday Landfall

October 8, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Wind Alerts

Delta continues its march toward a record-setting 10th U.S. landfall of a named storm in one season. It is expected to bring life-threatening surge, heavy rain, strong winds, and high surf to the Gulf coast on Friday. Storm Surge Warnings were issued ahead of Delta from...

Hurricane Delta Heading For The Gulf Coast

October 7, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Wind Alerts

Update as of 11:15 AM: A Storm Surge Watch has been issued from High Island, Texas to the Alabama/Florida state line, where dangerous storm surges are possible depending upon the exact track of the storm. The Hurricane Center said maximum surges of 7 to 11 feet were...

Delta Becomes A Category 4 Hurricane As It Approaches Gulf

October 6, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Hurricane Delta Cone

Update as of Noon Tuesday: Delta strengthened into a category 4 hurricane with top sustained winds of 130 mph. Additional strengthening is forecast until the center reaches the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico early Wednesday. Update as of 8 AM Tuesday: 12 hours after the...

Tropical Storm Delta Forms and Likely to Intensify Quickly As It Enters the Gulf

October 5, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Storm Delta

Update as of 11:05 AM Monday: Delta is becoming better defined in satellite imagery and is strengthening over the northwest Caribbean. It has top sustained winds of 45 mph, and is still forecast to become a hurricane on Tuesday. Newly-formed Tropical Storm Delta is likely...

Coastal Flooding and Rough Surf to Continue Early This Week

September 21, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Coastal Flood Alerts on Monday

Widespread coastal flooding may cause road closures Monday and Tuesday before conditions begin improving toward the middle of the week. The National Weather Service issued Coastal Flood Warnings for the Lowcountry coastline until 3pm Monday. Coastal Flood Warnings are...

Rough Surf and Coastal Flooding Expected Along Palmetto State Beaches This Weekend

September 18, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Coastal Flood Advisory

Weather conditions are forecast to improve this weekend over most of the Palmetto State; however, coastal flooding and rip currents are forecast for residents and visitors along the coast. A cold front passed through much of the state late Thursday night. High pressure over...

Flooding and Tornadoes Likely Thursday from the Remnant of Sally

September 17, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tornado Risk over South Carolina

Update as of 10:30 AM: A Tornado Watch has been issued until 6 PM for the Central Savannah River Area, the Midlands, Pee Dee, and Grand Strand areas. Original Story from 7:45 AM: Torrential rain from what is now Tropical Depression Sally is spreading into the Palmetto State...

Flash Flood Watches Issued for Midlands and Upstate Ahead of Hurricane Sally

September 16, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Flash Flood Watch

Hurricane Sally is expected to make a turn toward South Carolina and dump heavy rainfall over portions of the state on Thursday with an increasing risk of flash flooding. As of early Wednesday morning, Sally is nearing landfall near the Alabama Gulf coast as a category 2...

Flash Flood Risk Increasing over South Carolina from Sally Later This Week

September 15, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Hurricane Sally Cone

The threat of flash flooding is likely to increase over parts of the Palmetto State late Wednesday and Thursday as slow-moving Hurricane Sally makes a move toward the state. The storm was already drenching the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama Gulf Coast Tuesday morning...

South Carolina May Feel Sally's Effects Later This Week

September 14, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Storm Sally Cone

Tropical Storm Sally, which is expected to become a hurricane and soak the Gulf coast Tuesday, is forecast to turn toward the Palmetto State later this week after it makes landfall. As of the National Hurricane Center’s mid-morning update on Monday, maximum sustained winds...

Tropical Disturbance Could Bring Unsettled Weather to Pee Dee Region Thursday and Friday

September 9, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson

A low pressure system that might gradually acquire tropical characteristics as it approaches the Carolinas later this week could bring unsettled weather to coastal areas of the Palmetto State. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center have noted that shower and...

Laura’s Remnant Likely to Bring Gusty Storms Saturday

August 28, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Gusty storms possible Saturday

Laura is not expected to produce anywhere near the widespread damage over the Palmetto State that it did over Louisiana, but gusty showers and thunderstorms are likely over parts of the state on Saturday. Laura had weakened to a tropical depression as it moved through...