We were very recently in eastern South Carolina, and here we are once again. This time, we are a little further inland, however.
At 553PM, ET, Florence was reporting a temperature of 80 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. There was a line of showers to the southeast from Bladenboro, North Carolina to Kingstree, and there was another complex to the northeast of Darlington, but Florence found itself in a hole in the thunderstorm coverage. There is a surface trough over Alabama and Mississippi which is helping to destabilize the Carolinas, but at this point in the year, it doesn’t take much for thunderstorm forcing.
A jet trough moving through New England will dangle a weak cold front through the Appalachians, which will induce a steady onshore flow through Florence. The boundary will fail to work into Florence through the forecast period, but with limited shear in the area, thunderstorms will be very unlikely through the end of the work week.
Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 87, Low 68
Friday – Mostly cloudy, High 86, Low 65
TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 88, Low 65
Friday – Partly cloudy, High 89, Low 63
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm around High 87, Low 65
Friday – Intervals of clouds and sun High 87, Low 63
NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny High 87, Low 67
Friday – A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, High 87, Low 64
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms… Mainly in the afternoon. High 87, Low 67
Friday – Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms High 87, Low 64
WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy with Scattered Storms High 86, Low 66
Friday – Partly Cloudy with Isolated Storm High 88, Low 64
FIO: Tomorrow – Drizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. High 87, Low 66
Friday – Partly cloudy in the morning. High 90, Low 62
It seems like people are less sure on thunder or clouds Friday, and suspect if there ARE clear skies, temperatures will be very warm. We’ll see. Here is the radar for eastern South Carolina tonight.