Megan James, WCBD

Megan James


Charleston, SC, United States

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Past articles by Megan:

PGA Championship Week Forecast

Happy PGA Championship week, Lowcountry! Practice rounds kick off on Monday and go through Wednesday afternoon. Weather conditions so far look favorable, in the middle to upper 70s with mostly sunny skies for that stretch. Tuesday, Wednesday we will see a few more clouds but will stay dry. By the time the Championship kicks off […] → Read More

Weather on Par: Wild Dunes Links

On the 17th hole of the Wild Dunes Links course… “We are about 100 yards from the Atlantic ocean” So close you can smell the salty ocean air…. “It’s part of the beauty being on a barrier island here on Isle of Palms,” Jeff Minton, Director of Golf at Wild Dunes Resort, said. “You have […] → Read More

Weather on Par: First Tee of Greater Charleston

Spring has sprung, and so have spring classes for the First Tee! “We are First Tee Greater Charleston and we use the game of golf as a vehicle to teach kids life skills,” Meghan Taylor, Program Director First Tee – Greater Charleston, said. “So things like responsibility, integrity, perseverance, that they first learn on the […] → Read More

Weather on Par: Lowcountry Lessons

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – When you think of radar, what do you think of? “Most people know radar from the weather, or if you got caught speeding over the Ravenel,” jokes Brandon Ray, Lowcountry Lessons Director. “But what this does is it actually tracks the golf balls.” This type of radar locks onto the golf […] → Read More

Storm Team 2: Thanksgiving Forecast

We are in the final countdown to turkey day! Whether you are opting for an inside celebration or taking your feast outdoors, we have the forecast for you. Thanksgiving day is shaping up to be warm and mostly cloudy. High temperatures in the mid 70s are expected after we kick off the morning in the […] → Read More

Storm Team 2 Halloween Forecast

Good morning ghouls and goblins! Happy Halloween! There is nothing spooky about our forecast for today. Expect a daytime high of 70 degrees with breezy conditions and a good bit of sunshine. For safe trick or treating this evening, or any of those outdoor plans, we will have temperatures falling back into the 60s around […] → Read More

Weather Wednesday: What’s Lurking in our Flood Waters?

Under a microscope is a dish of flood waters from Haygood street, and graduate researcher Bonnie Ertel is picking out microplastics. “I’m looking for color, shape, and also texture.” It’s all part of the joint research project of Dr. John Weinstein and Dr. Claudia Rocha, analyzing microplastics and bacteria that are found in our sunny […] → Read More

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season continues to smash records

2020 has been a year for the record books, especially when it comes to the Atlantic Hurricane Season. We are just now reaching the peak of the season, and many records have already been rewritten. This Atlantic Hurricane Season kicked off early on May 16th with the formation of Tropical Storm Arthur. That in itself […] → Read More

Tropical Storm Watch issued for parts of the Lowcountry ahead of Isaias

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, and Colleton counties ahead Tropical Storm Isaias. Tropical Storm force winds are possible over the next 48 hours. The track and intensity of Isaias continues to change as the storm evolves. The 5 PM advisory shows a system weakened back to tropical storm strength […] → Read More

Isaias remains a category 1 hurricane; track shifts slightly to the west

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Isaias remains a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches the southern portion of the Bahamas on Friday. The storm has been lashing the southeastern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos with strong winds and heavy squalls this morning. As of the 11 AM advisory, maximum wind speeds were down slightly to […] → Read More

Area of low pressure of the Carolina coast has a high likelihood of turning tropical

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has already been a busy one with a record number of storms named so early in the season. Right now we are at five, with a possible sixth on the way. An area of low pressure moving off of the coast of the Carolina’s has […] → Read More

Hitting the trail safely

As hiking trails open back up, it's important to keep safety in mind. → Read More

Vintage Rupp Arena items on the auction block

Big Blue Nation fans- this is your opportunity to take home a piece of Rupp Arena. → Read More

Woodford Humane Society resumes adoptions

The Woodford Humane Society has reopened its doors, with necessary precautions, for the first time in almost two months. → Read More

Harrison County opens shelter for people forced out of homes by flooding

Flooding is threatening many areas of Central Kentucky, especially those along the Licking River. → Read More

Kentucky Native to climb all 58 Colorado 14ers for charity

Brittney Woodrum is taking on the challenge of climbing 58 mountains with peaks over 14,000 feet to raise money for ShelterBox. → Read More

Lexington Humane Society's Mutt Strut goes virtual

The Lexington Humane Society is taking their Mutt Strut fundraiser virtual this year. → Read More

Farmers looking forward to a warmer weather pattern

Eckert's Orchard is excited about how the warmer weather will benefit their strawberry crop. → Read More

Hard freeze causes woes for green thumbs

A hard freeze overnight is expected to damage many plants. → Read More

SpaceX starlink satellites cause strange lights in sky over Kentucky

Elon Musk's space venture aims to provide internet to more rural areas. → Read More