Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC
FXUS62 KCHS 260443
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Charleston SC
1243 AM EDT Wed Oct 26 2016
High pressure will prevail through Thursday. A weakening cold
front should approach Friday followed by more high pressure for
.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THIS MORNING/...
High cirrus will drift through southern SC early this morning
but this should have little effect on temps.
Breezy conditions could also linger at the beaches, especially
from Hilton Head south along the Georgia coast. Overnight lows
will be cooler, dipping into the mid 40s inland to mid/upper 50s
near the coast.
.SHORT TERM /6 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY/...
A low amplitude mid/upper ridge will be over the area for Wednesday.
The next upper short wave trough will move through the northeast
U.S. on Thursday, with a trailing cold front that pushes through
the area on Friday.
Overall, continued dry and seasonably warm through the period.
Temperatures, especially highs, will be 3 to 5 degrees above normal
through Friday. The cold front on Friday looks to be dry, and have
continued previous forecasts of keeping mention of pops out. The
models are indicating some deep layer moisture return on Thursday
ahead of the front, but don`t think it will be enough to warrant any
.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
Surface high pressure is forecasted to build across the Southeast
Friday night and prevail into Saturday. A cold front should approach
our area from the north early next week, possibly passing through
our area. However, the front is expected to be dry. High pressure
will prevail behind the front. Temperatures will remain above normal
in the long term.
.AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
VFR conditions will prevail at the CHS and SAV terminals through
Extended Aviation Outlook: VFR conditions expected to prevail
through this weekend.
Tonight: High pressure will dominate the coastal waters with a
northeast flow regime. In general, wind speeds are expected to
range between 10 and 15 kt, slightly increasing late with seas 3-5
No highlights are expected through early next week. High pressure
will be north of the waters Wednesday, then shift east on Thursday
as another cold front approaches from the northwest. By Friday, a
weak cold front will push through the waters, but no significant
precipitation is expected with this front. High pressure rebuilds
north of the area later Friday, then shift southward over the waters
Saturday through Monday. Winds generally 15 knots or less and seas
3 to 5 feet or less.