CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - If you're dreaming of a warm Christmas instead of a white one, you're likely to get your wish in a big way this week.
Warmer temperatures are expected to continue in the Lowcountry for another week before they return to normal, Live 5 Meteorologist Justin Lock says.
A large slow-moving storm system in the central United States continues to spin unseasonable warmth and moisture into the area. That means drier weather along with record-breaking warmth, he said.
Through Christmas Eve morning, expect isolated rain chances.
Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy, warm and humid weather. Temperatures expected from Thursday through Monday could reach or break these previous high temperature records:
- Thursday: 76 degrees set in 1988
- Friday (Christmas Day): 80 degrees set in 2008
- Saturday: 80 degrees set in 1942
- Sunday: 80 degrees set in 1971
- Monday: 79 set in 1971
The high on Christmas Eve could reach 80 degrees, while the high on Christmas Day is expected to reach near 80 or even a few degrees past that mark.