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Jim Barach's Outlook
from the Storm Team Weather Center

Showers & Storms Possible Tonight...Severe Weather Possible Thursday With Heavy Rainfall Friday

Jim Barach An active weather pattern is still in place over the region. A warm and humid air mass will interact with passing low
pressure systems along with a nearly stationary frontal boundary that could make for some strong to severe storms
at times along with the potential for heavy rainfall. Tonight, skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance of some
scattered showers or storms. The overnight low temperature will be 68 degrees.
Thursday will be mostly cloudy with mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms as a warm front
moves through the region. Some of the storms could become strong to severe with the potential for heavy rainfall in
some areas. Persistent heavy showers could result in some localized flooding issues. The high temperature will make
it to 87 degrees. Friday will be mostly cloudy with mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms that
could bring some more heavy rainfall to the region. The high temperature will make it to 89 degrees in the warmer air
mass behind the warm front.
The weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers and thunderstorms with the warm front
still in the vicinity on Saturday. The high temperature will warm again to 90 degrees. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with
showers and thunderstorms as the trailing cold front makes its way into the region. The high temperature will drop a
bit to 88 degrees as cooler air moves in behind the cold front.
Monday will be mostly cloudy with some lingering showers and storms as the front makes its way through the
region. The high temperature will drop to 86 degrees as cooler air continues to move into the region. Tuesday will be
partly cloudy and dry as high pressure finally moves back in over the region. The high temperature will warm to 89
degrees with the additional sunshine.
Wednesday will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure remains in place across the region. The high temperature
will make it to a hot 90 degrees. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms as a cold front
makes its way back into the region. The high temperature will drop a bit to 88 degrees with the additional clouds and
showers.
Friday will be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms as the cold front moves through the region. The high
temperature will drop again to 85 degrees with the clouds, showers and cooler air moving in behind the front. The next
weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers as low pressure remains in place behind the
departing cold front. The high temperature will fall to 83 degrees.

A quick look back at yesterday's forecast shows that skies were cloudy with morning rain showers and
thunderstorms as forecast. The overnight low temperature dropped to 66 degrees which came in four degrees cooler
than the forecast high temperature of 70 degrees. Wednesday was mostly cloudy with a chance of afternoon showers
and storms following the morning round of precipitation as forecast. The high temperature should come in close to
the forecast high temperature of 87 degrees.

Tonight: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. The overnight low
temperature will drop to 68 degrees.

Thursday: A warm front moving through the region will make for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and
thunderstorms, some of which could become strong to severe with the potential for heavy rainfall. The high
temperature will be 87 degrees.

Friday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms that could make for some heavy rainfall. There
could be some regions with localized flooding if there is persistent rain over the same areas. The high temperature will
warm to 89 degrees in the warmer air behind the front.

Saturday: The weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with showers and thunderstorms as the warm
and moist air mass remains over the region Saturday. The high temperature will make it to a hot 90 degrees.

Sunday: The trailing cold front will move into the region on Sunday for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and
thunderstorms. The high temperature will drop to 88 degrees with the clouds, showers and cooler air moving in
behind the front.

Monday: The cold front will start to move out of the region for mostly cloudy skies along with some lingering
showers and thunderstorms. The high temperature will drop a bit to 86 degrees with cooler air continuing to move in
over the region.

Tuesday: High pressure will move in over the region which will make for partly cloudy skies along with dry
conditions. The high temperature will warm to 89 degrees with the additional sunshine.

Wednesday: High pressure will make for another day of partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high
temperature will make it to a hot 90 degrees.

Thursday: A cold front will make its way back into the region for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and
thunderstorms. The high temperature will drop a bit to 88 degrees with the additional clouds and showers.

Friday: The front will make for another mostly cloudy day with showers and storms. The high temperature will cool
to 85 degrees.

Saturday: The next weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers as low pressure remains
in place behind the departing cold front. The high temperature will fall once again to 83 degrees.

One Final Note: Yesterday's high temperature of 86 degrees along with the low of 70 degrees made for only the
second warmer than normal day in Charleston this entire month. One day hit the normal right on the button with the
rest of the days all cooler than normal, with all of August so far running nearly three degrees below the monthly
normal!
--Jim Barach
Storm Team Meteorologist
Updated: Aug. 20, 2014 3:19 PM EDT






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