Jim Barach's Forecast Discussion



    A warm front brought mostly sunny skies along with record heat. As of this writing, the all time February high temperature in Charleston has been tied at 80 degrees. Wednesday will also be very warm with a chance of afternoon storms as a cold front moves through, then rain returns to the region from Thursday through the weekend.

    Tonight, skies will be partly cloudy and dry. The overnight low temperature will be a mild 59 degrees. Wednesday will be cloudy with afternoon showers and thunderstorms along the cold front. The high temperature will still be very warm at 78 degrees. Thursday will be cloudy with rain showers as the front stalls over the region. The high temperature will drop to 58 degrees. Friday will be mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers as the front lifts back to the north as a warm front. The high temperature will make it back up to 76 degrees.

    The weekend will start out with cloudy skies along with rain showers on Saturday as the front moves back in over the region as a cold front. The high temperature will still be a very mild 70 degrees. Sunday will be cloudy with rain showers as the front again stalls over the region. The high temperature will be 68 degrees.

    Monday will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure moves in behind the departing cold front. The cooler air behind the front will fall to 55 degrees. Tuesday will be cloudy with rain showers as the next front moves in. The high temperature will make it to 57 degrees ahead of the front. Wednesday will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure moves back in over the region. The high temperature will warm a bit to 60 degrees. Thursday will be partly cloudy and dry along with a high temperature of 63 degrees. Friday will be partly cloudy and dry with the high temperature slipping to 59 degrees.

    Tonight: Partly cloudy and dry. Low 59 degrees.

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with afternoon showers and storms. High 78 degrees.

    Thursday: Cloudy with rain showers. High 58 degrees.

    Friday: Mostly cloudy with rain showers. High 76 degrees.

    Saturday: Cloudy with rain. High 70 degrees.

    Sunday: Cloudy with rain showers. High 68 degrees.

    Monday: Partly cloudy and dry. High 55 degrees.

    Tuesday: Cloudy with rain showers. High 57 degrees.

    Wednesday: Partly cloudy and dry. High 60 degrees.

    Thursday: Partly cloudy and dry. High 63 degrees.

    Friday: Partly cloudy and dry. High 59 degrees.

    Chief Meteorologist Jim Barach

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