Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 6:35PM
Thickening Clouds; Showery Sunday
Saturday kicked off the holiday weekend in fine fashion with continued warm temperatures and a dry daytime. But tropical moisture is increasing from the southeast tonight ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie, which will reach the South Carolina coast on Sunday. The result will be increasing clouds, giving way to maybe a few showers late tonight. Sunday will have more clouds with widely scattered, mostly daytime showers and thundershowers. For Memorial Day, we have drier, sunnier conditions returning along with much warmer temperatures. All in all, we have great holiday weekend weather, despite the slight Sunday hiccup.
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Hi: 76 Lo: 53
Thickening clouds; A few showers possible towards morning; Light wind
Hi: 71 Lo: 54
More clouds; Widely scattered showers and t-showers; North wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 78 Lo: 56
More sun than clouds; Cannot rule out a shower or t-shower
Hi: 79 Lo: 56
Mostly sunny; Just one or two stray showers & t-showers
Hi: 78 Lo: 57
Scattered clouds; Isolated shower or t-shower
Thursday - More clouds; Better chances of showers & t-showers; High in the mid 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Friday - Partly sunny with scattered showers & t-showers; High in the mid 70s; Low in the mid 50s
The two weather features coming in to play this weekend are the Bermuda High pressure system located in the western Atlantic and the much talked-about Tropical Storm Bonnie, which will reach the Lowcountry of South Carolina on Sunday.
After a warm and gorgeous Saturday, things change tonight as Bonnie shifts towards the South Carolina coast. We expect its shield of tropical moisture to overspread western North Carolina to give us thickening overnight clouds and maybe a few showers well after midnight.
Tomorrow looks “iffy” with differing model solutions adding to some confusion. Does Bonnie move inland or hug the South Carolina coast before slowly moving up the North Carolina coast early next week? The difference could have some implications on our weather, primarily for Sunday. But the main point is that the bulk of tropical moisture stays well to our southeast. What we expect are isolated to widely scattered showers and thundershowers Sunday before tapering off west to east Sunday evening and night as Bonnie begins northeastward momentum.
Memorial Day returns us to very nice weather and much warmer temperatures after a somewhat cooler Sunday. The theme next week will be continued warmth with increasing humidity. The chance of showers and thundershowers goes up late in the week ahead of a cold front that moves across the region on Friday.
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