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Charleston, SC, United States

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Past articles by Sonya:

Lowcountry, get ready for the coldest night of the year

Monday night will be the coldest the area has been in about a year as temperatures will dip down into the middle 20s inland and lower 30s on the coast. For Monday night, bring in the pets and plants as well as throw an extra blanket on the bed. The cold high will slide east toward the coast through early Wednesday resulting in moderating temperatures. Clouds will be on the increase but rain… → Read More

Camp Rise Above kicks off summer session

School is out for the summer, which means camp is in session. Kids have been flocking to James Island County Park this week for Camp Rise Above. It’s a unique camp that offers fun, life-changing experiences for those with serious illnesses, life challenges → Read More

Camp Rise Above offers summer fun for children with disabilities

It’s only spring, but most of us are dreaming about warmer weather, time on the beach or in the pool. And for lots of kids are also looking forward to summer camp, especially those that attend Camp Rise Above. But they aren’t the only ones looking forward → Read More

February 2018 was the warmest in Charleston history

It’s still officially winter, but lately it has felt more like spring. Flowers are starting to bloom and the pollen is already covering everything in sight. The spring-like weather comes alongside the warmest February ever recorded in Charleston. February → Read More

Cooler temps, chance of showers today

A cold front will slide through the area this morning, bringing the slight chance of a shower and ushering in some slightly cooler air. The afternoon will feature a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the middle to upper 60s. VIEW EXTENDED FORECASTAs high → Read More

Charleston Weather Forecast: Thursday brings coldest temps in 237 days

Today will be the first time in 237 days that high temperatures have failed to make it as warm as 60 degrees. It will be cloudy, cool and rainy today with highs only in the upper 50s. The rain will end tonight and the clouds will gradually clear as tempera → Read More

Spooky Halloween forecast reveals fantastic trick-or-treating weather

Temperatures will be cool this morning, but will warm up nicely by this afternoon thanks to lots of sunshine. Highs will be in the middle 70s, which is seasonal for late October. Trick-or-treating weather will be fantastic...not too warm and not too cold w → Read More

The big chill: Area sees coldest weather since March 2016

This is the coldest weather we've seen in the Lowcountry since about March 20th, when we had a low of 35. Temps have dropped down into the 30s this morning, but with plenty of sunshine will climb into the lower 60s this afternoon. After a chilly start, a w → Read More

When will it feel like fall?

It’s fall y’all! Of course, it doesn’t feel like it right now. Temperatures have been feeling pretty summer-like the past few days with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. This looks to be summer’s last gasp though, so try to stay cool knowing that relief → Read More

Hurricane Irma: What you need to know for the Charleston area

Hurricane Irma has lots of people on edge as some remember back to 1989 when Hurricane Hugo made landfall while others still have fresh pictures of Hurricane Harvey in their minds. It’s important to stick to the facts when dealing with a major hurricane li → Read More

Charleston will have front row seats during eclipse, and will be home base for NASA

It's an event 99 years in the making. A total solar eclipse is exactly 2 months away, happening August 21.Everyone in the United States will see at least a partial solar eclipse, but parts of only 14 states will see the total eclipse. That includes Charles → Read More

Potential tropical cyclone explained

What on earth is a potential tropical cyclone?It’s a new product by the National Hurricane Center this year, so most meteorologists like myself are learning as we go along. The first one was issued on Sunday June 18th. The NHC labelled the strong tropical → Read More

Camp Rise Above looking to build overnight facility

Summer will be here before we know it and that means summer camp. Here in the Lowcountry, there is a one-of-a-kind camp for those with special needs. It’s called Camp Rise Above.It all began at a bible study just like this one eight years ago.“We were stud → Read More

January ends as 4th-warmest on record

It was a warm January across the Lowcountry. Two dozen days featured above average highs in Charleston and five of those were record highs. Meanwhile 25 days have featured above average lows. Our average lows have been 37-38 degrees while our average highs → Read More

Up and down temps expected this week-charleston-area-weather-forecast-1-30-2017

Quiet weather is expected across the Lowcountry for the upcoming work and school week. A few weak cold fronts will traverse the area, but they won't bring any rain. Temperatures will be up and down through the week thanks to the periodic cold fronts, but w → Read More

Moderate risk of severe weather today

Today will be soggy and stormy with a threat of severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the entire Lowcountry under moderate risk for severe weather, which is rare for the area. The biggest threat will be damaging winds but isolated tornadoe → Read More

Tornado watch until 7 p.m.

UPDATE: Tornado watch until 7 p.m. for all areas of the LowcountryThe warm temperatures will stick around through the weekend, but it will turn soggy and even stormy at times. A series of storm systems will impact the area through Monday bringing waves of → Read More

Severe thunderstorm watch until 10; Heat advisory until 6


Swamp weather continues...

More steamy conditions are on the way before a much needed cool-down arrives for Father's Day weekend.Today will feature more heat and humidity with highs in the middle 90s, heat index values up to 105 at times, and the chance for a few afternoon thunders → Read More

Heat index values up to 103

The heat and humidity are sticking around for now, but a cool down is coming for the weekend!Today will be hot and humid with heat index values up to 103 this afternoon before scattered thunderstorms start popping up. Thursday and Friday remain steamy wit → Read More