After spending some evenings in the Mid-Atlantic, let’s head back t the southeast. That’s my jam.
At 925PM, ET, Myrtle Beach was reporting light rain, overcast skies and a temperature of 77 degrees. There was more rain showing up off shore, but there was a little bit of light drizzle in northeastern South Carolina, and it was barely showing up on the Wilmington radar. This was a trend across South Carolina, where drizzle was being reported at several locations, despite less than impressive radar signatures, meaning much of the moisture was found at the low levels, and also indicates that it’s departure will be difficult to initiate.
At the surface, there was an obvious area of low pressure northeast of Charleston, off shore. Aloft, there is a standing weak wave over the south central United States, producing some circulation over the northern Gulf and an environment conducive to the importation of moisture north into the southeastern US. A lingering north Atlantic ridge is also cycling moisture towards the Carolinas from an Atlantic borne feature north of the Turks and Caicos, while an advancing cold front is tapping into both sources of moisture as it makes it’s way towards the Appalachians. All this leads to the same conclusion. Myrtle Beach will be wet to begin the work week. Fortunately, most of these systems will be indirectly impacting Myrtle Beach, and total precipitation will be greater in the upstate than down on the coast.
Tomorrow – Scattered showers and storms, High 84, Low 74
Tuesday – Overcast with more showers and embedded storms, High 85, Low 74
TWC: Tomorrow – PM Thunderstorms, High 84, Low 71
Tuesday – Cloudy, High 84, Low 71
AW: Tomorrow – Humid with a shower; cloudy, then clouds and sun in the afternoon; coastal flooding can occur High 82, Low 73
Tuesday – Humid; cloudy in the morning, then some sun in the afternoon with a shower or thunderstorm in spots High 82, Low 62
NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy High 82, Low 70
Tuesday – A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy High 80, Low 71
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. High 80, Low 68
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers with isolated thunderstorms. High 80, Low 70
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Isolated Showers High 81, Low 72
Tuesday – Mostly Cloudy with Isolated Showers High 81, Low 72
FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain in the morning and afternoon. High 81, Low 73
Tuesday – Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. High 81, Low 73
This doesn’t seem terribly pleasant, but then again, it doesn’t really look that frightening on radar either.