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Way above average temperatures

Steamy start to September


Heat continues to bake the Lowcountry, add in the humidity and it seems even hotter with Heat Index values climbing up around 105.  August 2014 was the 5th hottest August on record at the Charleston Airport, and that heat is continuing here in the beginning of September.  In a normal year Charleston sees 56 days of 90 degrees or hotter, this year there have already been 78 with more to come.  The highs in the 90s will stick around into the weekend.  There may be some afternoon thunderstorms the next few days, especially on Wednesday with a weak disturbance nearby.  There will be higher chances for rain Sunday into Monday as a front moves in from the northwest and stalls in close proximity to the Lowcountry.  More clouds and rain chances early next week means high temperatures will finally be held back a little bit in the mid and upper 80s.

Tropical Storm Dolly is making landfall just south of Tampico, Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.  It is moving west at 9 mph. The rest of the tropics are quiet.

Wednesday Tides:

H: 2:21am        L: 8:46am

H: 3:18pm        L: 9:47pm

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Charleston Regional Radar

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Charleston Area Temps

National Sat/Radar

Regional Temps


Regional Sat/Rad

Tides for Charleston beaches
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