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Jim Barach's Outlook
from the Storm Team Weather Center

Chilly Night On The Way!

Jim Barach Cold air that continues to move in over the region behind Sunday's strong cold front made for a cool day and what
could be a record setting cold night for tonight. Skies will be partly cloudy with some fog forming late. The overnight
low temperature will drop to 52 degrees, which is one degree cooler than the record low temperature of 53 degrees set
on the date in 1965.
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy after the morning fog burns off. There could be a few isolated rain showers with
the high temperature warming a bit to 77 degrees. Thursday will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure moves
back in over the region. The additional sunshine will push the mercury back up to a more seasonable 83 degrees.
Friday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms as a low pressure system moves back into
the region. The high temperature will drop a bit to 80 degrees with the additional cloud cover along with the showers.
The weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with showers and thunderstorms as the low moves in
over the region. Rainfall amounts could be heavy in some areas with the high temperature warming slightly ahead of
the low to 82 degrees. Sunday will be mostly cloudy but with a lack of moisture along with the low will see only a few
scattered rain showers. The high temperature will warm just slightly to 83 degrees with less rainfall and a little more
sunshine.
Monday will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure moving in over the region. The high temperature will warm a
bit to 85 degrees with dry conditions and the additional sunshine. Tuesday will be partly cloudy and dry with high
pressure still the region's dominant weather feature. The high temperature will warm again to 87 degrees. Wednesday
will be mostly cloudy but should stay dry with a low pressure trough moving in over the region. The high temperature
will drop to 83 degrees with the additional cloud cover.
Thursday will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure briefly moves in over the region again. The high
temperature will warm slightly to 84 degrees. Another weak wave of low pressure will move back in over the region on
Friday which will bring back mostly cloudy skies although it will stay dry. The high temperature will drop back down to
82 degrees.

A quick look back at yesterday's forecast shows that skies were mostly cloudy with some areas of fog overnight as
forecast. The overnight low temperature dropped to 60 degrees as skies didn't clear quite as much as expected. That
came in four degrees warmer than the forecast low temperature of 56 degrees. Skies were mostly cloudy with some
scattered afternoon rain showers as forecast. The high temperature should come in close to the forecast high
temperature of 73 degrees.

Tonight: Skies will be partly cloudy and will stay dry. Some fog will form in river valleys late with the overnight low
dropping to what would be a record 52 degrees.

Wednesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy and dry except for a chance of a few isolated rain showers in the afternoon
and evening hours. The high temperature will warm a bit to 77 degrees.

Thursday: High pressure will move in briefly for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The additional
sunshine will make for a warmer high temperature of 83 degrees.

Friday: A low pressure system will move into the region which will make for mostly cloudy skies along with a chance
of scattered showers and thunderstorms. The high temperature will drop to 80 degrees with the additional cloud cover
and rain showers.

Saturday: The weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with showers and thunderstorms. Some areas
could see heavy rainfall at times. The high temperature will warm a bit ahead of the low to 82 degrees.

Sunday: The second half of the weekend will see the low start to pull out of the region for mostly cloudy skies along
with a few scattered showers but for the most part it should stay dry. The high temperature will warm to 83 degrees
with the additional sunshine.

Monday: Skies will be partly cloudy and dry with high pressure moving back in over the region. The high
temperature will warm slightly to 85 degrees.

Tuesday: High pressure will make for another day of partly cloudy skies and dry conditions. The high temperature
will warm again to 87 degrees.

Wednesday: A weak weather system will move into the region that will make for mostly cloudy skies but it should
still stay dry. The high temperature will drop a bit to 83 degrees with the increase in cloud cover.

Thursday: High pressure will return to the region for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high
temperature will warm slightly to 84 degrees.

Friday: Skies will be mostly cloudy but dry with a weak wave of low pressure moving through once again. The high
temperature will drop again to 82 degrees.

One Final Note: A brief rain shower over Charleston last night brought .14" rainfall to the Capital City. That puts the
precipitation total for the month of July up to 5.09" with a couple of days left to go. That means that Charleston will
finish the month ahead of normal for precipitation as the monthly average is 4.94". That is the highest average for any
month of the year!
--Jim Barach
Storm Team Meteorologist
Updated: Jul. 29, 2014 3:27 PM EDT






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