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Jim Barach's Outlook
from the Storm Team Weather Center

Showers Tapering Off Tonight...Mild Weather For Friday

Jim Barach A slow moving cold front made for cloudy skies along with rain showers on Thursday which kept the temperature
well below normal. Skies will start to clear out tonight which will lead to some fog forming around river valleys late. The
overnight low temperature will drop to a cool 58 degrees. Friday will start out with morning fog that will burn off to
partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions as high pressure moves in over the region. The high temperature will
make it to a pleasant 81 degrees.
The weekend will start out with partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions through most the day Saturday. A warm
front moving into the region will make for a chance of showers or thunderstorms late after a high temperature of 89
degrees. The trailing cold front will move in on Sunday for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and
thunderstorms, some of which could become strong to severe with the potential for some heavy rainfall in some
areas. The high temperature will drop a bit to 86 degrees.
Monday will be mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers as the cold front moves through the region. The high
temperature will drop to 78 degrees with the cool air moving in with the front. Tuesday will be partly cloudy and dry but
still cool as the front moves off to the east. The high temperature will drop a bit to 75 degrees despite the additional
sunshine because of the cool air mass that will remain behind the front. Wednesday will be partly cloudy and dry as
high pressure starts to build in behind the departing front. The high temperature will warm a bit to 80 degrees.
Thursday will be mostly cloudy with rain showers as a low pressure system makes its way back into the region. The
high temperature will warm to 82 degrees ahead of the showers. Friday will be mostly cloudy with some scattered rain
showers as the low will remain in place. The high temperature will remain nearly steady at a seasonable 83 degrees.
The next weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers as the persistent low will still be
over the region. The high temperature will warm a bit to 85 degrees. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with rain showers as
the low will again be the region's dominant weather feature. The high temperature will drop a bit to 82 degrees.

A quick look back at yesterday's forecast shows that skies were cloudy with rain showers overnight as forecast.
The low temperature dropped to 70 degrees which was three degrees warmer than the forecast low temperature of 67
degrees. Thursday was cloudy with rain showers as forecast but the showers lingered on long after the morning as
was expected. The high temperature should come in to the cool side of the forecast high temperature of 78 degrees.

Tonight: Skies will start to gradually clear through the night with skies becoming partly cloudy. Some fog will form
late in river valleys with the overnight low dropping to a cool 58 degrees.

Friday: Skies will be partly cloudy and it will stay dry with high pressure building in over the region. The high
temperature will come in at a comfortable 81 degrees.

Saturday: The weekend will start out with partly cloudy skies and dry conditions through most of Saturday, but a
warm front will kick off some showers and storms Saturday night. The high temperature will make it to 89 degrees
ahead of the storms.

Sunday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with showers and storms as the trailing cold front moves into the region. Some
of the storms could become strong to severe along with the potential for some heavy rainfall in areas. The high
temperature will drop a bit to 86 degrees.

Monday: The cold front will move through the region for mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers mainly early in
the day. The high temperature will will drop to 78 degrees with the clouds, showers and cooler air moving in behind the
front.

Tuesday: Skies will be partly cloudy as high pressure moves in behind the front. The high temperature will drop to
75 degrees despite the additional sunshine with the cooler air still moving in behind the front.

Wednesday: Skies will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure still in place over the region. The high
temperature will warm a bit to 80 degrees.

Thursday: A low pressure system will move back into the region for mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers.
The high temperature will warm a bit to 82 degrees ahead of the rain showers.

Friday: The low will still be in place for another day of mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers. The high
temperature will warm slightly to 83 degrees.

Saturday: The next weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with rain showers as low pressure will still
be the region's dominant weather feature. The high temperature will warm a bit to 85 degrees.

Sunday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with rain showers on Sunday as low pressure will remain over the region. The
high temperature will drop slightly to 82 degrees.

One Final Note: The 1.20" of rainfall that was reported in Charleston last night was only the fifth time all year that at
least an inch of rain fell in one day. The most rain in one day this year fell on June 4th when a whopping 1.99" of rain
was measured in Charleston!
--Jim Barach
Storm Team Meteorologist
Updated: Jul. 24, 2014 3:30 PM EDT






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