Andrew’s Forecast for Thursday September 20th!


High pressure continues to dominate the area with suppressing cloud development and allowing temperatures to soar into the lower 90s inland and upper 80s along the coast. “Feels like” temperatures will remain in the 90s until sunset under mostly clear skies and a comfortable easterly breeze. Overnight our temperatures will fall to the low to mid-70s.

Patchy fog along with a few isolated showers are possible during our Friday morning commute, which could add a few minutes to your drive in to work or school. Highs top out in the upper 80s Friday afternoon, as an onshore flow brings in another chance for isolated showers through the evening. There will be a better chance for a passing shower well west of I-95, otherwise, the weather looks good for Friday night football with temperatures near 80 at kickoff.

This pattern holds through the weekend, with morning lows in the lower 70s, highs in the upper 80s and only a slight chance of a shower. This will be a great weekend to get caught up on yardwork!

Rain chances increase next week as a weak front likely stalls out to our north, leaving us with warm and muggy air across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. Looking ahead to next weekend, a cold front will try to make it across our area. If this happens, expect a rainier weekend with lows in the mid to upper 60s and highs in the lower 80s.

Tropics: There is nothing of major concern in the Atlantic, but there are a few areas of low pressure I will continue to watch. There is a disorganized area of thunderstorms without a visible center of circulation about 750 miles west of the Lesser Antilles. This only has a 10% of development over the next 5 days. There is a new tropical wave that will move off the west coast of Africa on Saturday with a 20% chance of development over the next 5 days. This is not of concern, but something worth watching over the next week or so. Closer to home, there is a non-tropical low that will bring gale-force wind to Bermuda. It won’t strengthen much over the weekend and only has a 20% chance of development over the next 5 days. There is a non-tropical low in the middle of the northern Atlantic with a 50% shot at development over the next 5 days, but it will not impact the United States.

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