Dangerous Heat Wave for the West; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain for Upper Midwest

A sweltering and long duration heat wave will build across the West this weekend through much of next week. Excessive heat warnings/watches along with heat advisories are in effect from the Southwest to the Northwest. Dangerous heat is also persisting across the southern Plains. Meanwhile, severe storms are likely in the Upper Midwest with heavy rain/flooding, damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes. Read More >

Current conditions at

Charleston, Charleston Air Force Base (KCHS)

Lat: 32.9°NLon: 80.04°WElev: 46ft.

Mostly Cloudy

86°F

30°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed W 7 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1015.6 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index96°F (36°C)
Last update 14 Aug 12:56 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

North Charleston SC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 102. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind 3 to 7 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 102. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind 3 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.
Tuesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88.
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Point Forecast:
North Charleston SC
 32.91°N 80.04°W (Elev. 39 ft)
9:51 am EDT Aug 14, 2020
1pm EDT Aug 14, 2020-6pm EDT Aug 20, 2020
 
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