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Megan Borowski

  • Tropical Storm Elsa formed early on Thursday morning, making it the fifth named storm of the 2021 Hurricane Season. The system is located about 780 miles east of the Windward Islands, and is racing westward at 25 miles an hour. Although it is too soon to tell, Elsa could pose a threat to the Southeastern United States, including South Carolina, next week.
  • Flooding rain and isolated tornadoes will be a concern across parts of South Carolina Sunday as Claudette pushes through the Southeastern United States.
  • Tropical Storm Claudette officially formed over the Central Gulf Coast early on Saturday morning.
  • Drought conditions continue across South Carolina, but a storm system arriving this weekend should bring much needed rainfall to the Palmetto State.
  • The beginning of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is just a few weeks away and, according to several forecasting agencies, a very active season is expected. While the science of meteorology has not yet evolved to tell us exactly how many storms will impact land, history tells us that the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast will likely incur some impacts from a tropical storm or storms during the coming months.
  • The Palmetto State will be transitioning from late season frost and freezes to the chance of strong thunderstorms this weekend as a low pressure system moves into the Southeast.
  • A second night of near or below freezing temperatures is expected across South Carolina.On Friday morning, the National Weather Service had already issued a Freeze Warning for the majority of the Palmetto State, effective early through mid morning Saturday. Low temperatures from the interior Pee Dee and Low Country westward will likely drop into the low 30s by sunrise Saturday morning. At higher elevations, like near the Greenville-Spartanburg metro, lows could drop into the upper 20s. Temperatures along the most of immediate coast will likely not be as cold, but they should fall to near freezing: A Frost Advisory will go into effect Saturday morning from coastal Georgetown County southward.This early spring freeze is the result of reinforcing wind patterns throughout the column of the atmosphere. Surface and upper level features have aligned to create a deep layer of north-northwesterly flow over the Mid Atlantic. These winds are funneling cold and dry air from the Upper Plains down to the Mid Atlantic, resulting in well below average temperatures.By late Saturday, these winds should begin to shift, cutting off the influx of cold air. By Easter Sunday, afternoon high temperatures should return to the upper 60s and lower 70s across the majority of the state.