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

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

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

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

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

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
pattern change

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

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

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

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...

2018 Was the Fourth Hottest Year on Record

June 5, 2019 - Posted in Weather
This animated figure shows the seasonal cycle in global temperature anomalies for every month since 1880.

2018 was the fourth hottest year in the modern record, part of a decades-long trend of warming. The record dates back to 1880, when it became possible to collect consistent, reliable temperatures around the planet. NASA and NOAA work together to track the temperatures, part...

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...

Hurricane Season Begins with No South Carolina Threat

June 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman

Saturday marks the official start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and the second named storm of the year could already be developing. However, it poses no current threat to the United States. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are watching a disturbance...

Historic Heat Expected Over the Holiday Weekend

May 24, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman

The Palmetto State will be sizzling this Memorial Day Weekend, and the heat could be historic. Record highs dating back to the 1950's and 60's are in jeopardy of being broken or tied in several cities by Monday. Triple-digit temperatures are forecast across the Midlands...

First Storm of the Season Forms in the Atlantic

May 20, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne

UPDATE 7 PM MONDAY: The National Hurricane Center has begun advisories on Subtropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. In a special statement issued just before 6 pm EDT, forecasters concluded that data from an Air Force Reserve...