Weather

Tropical Storm Bertha Forms, Heading for Landfall in South Carolina

May 27, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
4268d276-f75f-4338-868b-67b65c0fc446

Tuesday 2pm EDT Update: Bertha has weakened to a Tropical Depression with maximum sustained wind speeds of 35 mph. As of 2PM EDT Wednesday afternoon Bertha was located about 70 miles north-northwest of Charleston and continues to move inland at about 15 mph, delivering...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Upstate, Midlands

May 22, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 PM

Areas of strong, damaging winds and large hail are possible as a cluster of thunderstorms moves across portions of the Palmetto state Friday afternoon and early evening. For this reason, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 PM for the...

River Flooding Likely to Follow This Week's Heavy Rains

May 20, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Severe Storm Risk over South Carolina

Persistent heavy rainfall this week, which has led to 3 to 7 inches of rain as of Wednesday morning based on radar data and cooperative observers over the Upstate and Midlands, is likely to lead to river flooding in the coming days statewide. The prevailing wind flow around...

Heavy Rain, Possible Flooding This Week in Upstate and Midlands Regions

May 18, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
3f9f723e-a363-4a8c-affe-c4754291cbd0

Update Tuesday May 19, 2020: Round after round of showers and thunderstorms will increase the flooding threat across the Upstate and northern Midlands through Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms have already produced 2 to 4 inches of rain since Monday morning for parts of...

Season’s First Tropical Storm Forms East of Florida

May 16, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
2002ee4f-7c9a-40da-a5ed-50047637a351

Saturday 11 pm EDT Update: Hurricane hunters have found the tropical depression east of #Florida has strengthened into Tropical Storm #Arthur. Forecast track shifted slightly east, farther off the coast of the Carolinas. Original story Saturday afternoon: The first tropical...

Chances Increasing that a Subtropical Storm Will Develop Near Bahamas This Weekend

May 12, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
7872a5af-e5e8-425f-a158-0fdd009c9cf3

WEDNESDAY MIDDAY UPDATE: There is now a “high” chance of subtropical development near or north of the Bahamas this weekend, according to the 8 am outlook from the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters place the probability that a depression or storm will form at 70 percent...

Unusual Late Season Frost Possible This Weekend

May 8, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
19ad064c-ec1c-40d9-a80f-b5735dd70ef6

Patches of frost are becoming increasingly likely over northern South Carolina this weekend. A strong cold front that is expected to bring showers to much of the state Friday into Friday evening will have chilly air behind it. The air temperature on Saturday is forecast to...

Squall Line Likely to Move through South Carolina Wednesday Night

April 28, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Severe Storm Risk Wednesday Night

Update as of Noon Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies over the Palmetto State early Wednesday afternoon are not expected to last much longer. Showers and a few thunderstorms could develop over the Upstate as soon as the late afternoon hours. Nearly all high-resolution model...

Risk of Severe Storms Continues for Lowcountry, Grand Strand Thursday Afternoon and Evening

April 22, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Athena Masson
Severe Storm Timing Thursday

UPDATE as of Noon EDT Thursday: The Enhanced Risk has lessened across the Palmetto State for Thursday with most of the heavy activity expected to be in the southeast part of the state. A Slight Risk (risk level 2 out of 5) is in place for eastern parts of the Midlands and...

Turbulent Weather Possible Again Thursday

April 21, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Another Storm Risk on Thursday

Strong, damaging winds, tornadoes, and hail are possible for the third time in as many weeks on Thursday in the Palmetto State. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center issued an "enhanced risk" (a level 3 out of 5) for the Lowcountry and Central Savannah River areas of the state,...

Wind Damage, Tornado Risk Returns Sunday Night

April 19, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
Weather Risk

Damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rain are likely across portions of the Palmetto State beginning Sunday evening, lasting into Monday morning. Locations at greatest risk for the destructive storms are the Lowcountry, PeeDee and Grand Strand regions. A warm front...

Strong Storms Return to the Palmetto State Sunday Night and Monday

April 17, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
Possible Strong Storms

Damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rain are likely across the Palmetto State beginning Sunday evening, and lasting into Monday morning. A low pressure system is forecast to develop over the Southern Plains Sunday and move into the lower Tennessee Valley Sunday...

Tornadoes Take Lives from the Lowcountry to the Upstate

April 13, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Scott Morgan
Destruction in Givhans in Dorchester County following deadly storms

It's being called the most significant severe weather outbreak in South Carolina in 12 years and already it's claimed nine lives. "This is a very rare situation that I've only faced working in different parts of the country several times in my career," said Richard Okulski...

Tornado Watches for much of South Carolina

April 13, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tornado Watches This Morning

A Tornado Watch is in effect for much of the Upstate region until 8 AM, while the Midlands and Lowcountry is under a Tornado Watch until 11 AM. Additional watches are likely to be issued for the Pee Dee and Grand Strand areas later this morning. Thunderstorms have produced...

Strong Tornadoes and Widespread Strong Winds Likely Overnight into Monday morning

April 12, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Severe Storm Risk and Timing

A line of intense thunderstorms is expected to bring the potential for widespread damaging winds and a few strong tornadoes to the Palmetto State late Sunday night into Monday morning. Tornadoes have been observed in northern Louisiana late Sunday morning. These storms are...

Pages