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Afternoon and Evening Showers and Thunderstorms Continue Across Much of the Southwest

An active monsoon weather pattern will continue through Saturday across much of the southwestern U.S. Scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will bring locally excessive rainfall. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for parts of the region. Some normally dry washes may have rapidly flowing water. Remember when encountering flooded roads: Turn around, don't drown!
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Charleston, Charleston Air Force Base (KCHS)

Lat: 32.9°NLon: 80.04°WElev: 46ft.

Partly Cloudy

82°F

28°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed NW 6 mph
Barometer 29.93 in (1013.6 mb)
Dewpoint 75°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 1 Aug 8:56 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles S North Charleston SC

  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 90 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 101. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 74 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 76 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 77 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 101. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
Monday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 76.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 76.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles S North Charleston SC
 32.87°N 80.05°W (Elev. 10 ft)
7:01 am EDT Aug 1, 2015
9am EDT Aug 1, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 7, 2015
 
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