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Hurricane Irma scenarios: Storm still strong, some impact on Charleston expected

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The exact track is still unclear, so therefore, the exact impacts of Hurricane Irma on Charleston are unclear.

Clouds will start to increase over the weekend with rain chances returning Sunday. Tropical impacts will be possible as early as Sunday, but especially Monday into Tuesday. The bottom line at this point is that we can expect breezy and rainy conditions late Sunday through Tuesday. We will continue to tweak the forecast as the path of Irma becomes more clear moving forward.

Hurricane Irma is still a dangerous category 5 storm with 185 mph winds. It is passing just north of Puerto Rico then expected to pass just north of Hispaniola. Impacts for the Southeast, including the Lowcountry, are expected, details will be ironed out as the eventual track and intensity become clearer. Hurricane Jose poses no immediate threat to land. Tropical Storm Katia, in the Gulf of Mexico, should make landfall in eastern Mexico Saturday.

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As a cold front slides south of us this morning, it will bring an end to the wet weather. Clouds will gradually clear and cooler, drier air will work in to the Lowcountry. High pressure will keep our weather nice and quiet through the end of the work week with lots of sunshine, below average temperatures, and lower humidity. Make sure to get out and enjoy it! Another area of high pressure from the north will build in for the weekend and dominate our weather as Hurricane Irma approaches the southeastern United States.

Thursday, plenty of sun and lower humidity, highs 80-83.

Thursday night, mainly clear & a little cool, lows 62-69.

Friday, sunny and dry, highs 79-84.

Thursday Tides

L: 3:13am H: 9:12am

L: 3:28pm H: 9:40pm


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