From Storm Team 2 Meteorologist David Dickson
Happy Friday! It certainly feels like summer outside with warm temperatures and plenty of humidity. Despite this abundant moisture, sinking, drying, air higher in the atmosphere is suppressing storm and shower activity this afternoon and evening. A stray storm or two can’t be ruled out but overall chances for rain the rest of the night remain fairly low.
Very warm, humid, and unsettled weather continues through the remainder of the weekend with scattered showers and storms possible both Saturday and Sunday with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Storm chances lower but will stay present through most of next week as a boundary lingers over us.
We are also still tracking our 3rd named storm of the hurricane season. Cristobal re-energized to a Tropical Storm this afternoon as it begins to move away from Mexico and back out to the Gulf. It will continue to move northward, setting its sights on the Central Gulf Coast by the weekend’s end. Tropical storm watches are now in effect from Louisana to the Alabama/Florida border. No impacts are expected in the South Carolina Lowcountry other than an increase in tropical moisture. We’ll let you know of any changes.