Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Charleston SC
339 PM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
The remnant low pressure of Bonnie will continue to slowly move
northeastward away from the region through Wednesday night. A weak
cold front could then approach the region late in the week and
become stationary this weekend.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
The remnant low that was once TS Bonnie just offshore near the
SC/NC border will continue to move northeast away from the area
while a lingering trough stretches southward off the SC coast and
then west into Georgia. The best rain chances should come through
early evening, mainly north and east of Charleston and across
southeast Georgia toward the Altamaha River. The storms in SC
could produce heavy rainfall while there is a small risk of a
severe storm with damaging wind gusts across GA. Otherwise there
could be some fog toward daybreak Wednesday with lows around 70
most locales.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY/...
Wednesday through Friday: The overall pattern will remain
essentially unchanged in the mid to late week time period. Aloft,
subtle ridging will become more prominent late in the week as an
upper low develops across the southern plains. At the surface, very
weak high pressure will settle in just offshore and extend westward
into the forecast area. Overall, the result will be a somewhat
typical early June pattern featuring scattered diurnal convection.
The severe threat will be low each day thanks to the lack of any
significant large scale forcing and unimpressive severe parameters
noted in model soundings. However, we can never totally discount the
potential for an isolated strong to severe storm, especially where
boundary interactions occur. Highs are forecast to be in the upper
80s to low 90s with overnight lows around 70.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
Models in pretty good agreement through the long term period. Weak
front stalled over the region will likely dissipate over the weekend,
before another cold front approaches and crosses the area early
next week. Typical diurnal convection expected, with perhaps
greater coverage Sunday and Monday with the front in the vicinity.
Tuesday looks to be the driest day of the period as the bulk of
precipitation associated with the front shifts offshore and high
pressure begins to build in from the northwest. Temperatures
mainly near normal.

&&

.AVIATION /20Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
Generally VFR although showers and possibly thunderstorms could
impact the terms through early evening, especially at KCHS. Low
ceilings and/or fog could also bring MVFR, possibly IFR,
conditions toward daybreak Wed.

EXTENDED AVIATION OUTLOOK...Mainly VFR. Low risk for flight
restrictions from mainly afternoon showers/thunderstorms and early
morning fog/stratus.

&&

.MARINE...
Tonight: Generally NW winds will become more variable this
afternoon with near shore sea breeze influences. Speeds through
sunrise on Wednesday will be below 15 kt with seas 2 to 3
ft...highest well off the Charleston County where a few 4 footers
cannot be ruled out this morning.

Wednesday through Sunday: High pressure will gradually set up just
east of the local waters on Wednesday and will remain in place into
the weekend. This will promote persistent southerly flow through
Friday that will be less than 15 kt. Pressure gradient will begin to
tighten over the weekend as the coastal waters become sandwiched
between high pressure to the east and an approaching front to the
west. South/southwest winds will increase as a result, but
conditions are still expected to stay well below small craft
advisory criteria. Seas are expected to remain in the 1 to 3 ft
range through the period.

&&

.CHS WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
GA...None.
SC...None.
MARINE...None.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...
NEAR TERM...RJB
SHORT TERM...BSH
LONG TERM...ECT
AVIATION...BSH/RJB
MARINE...BSH


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