Warmest September On Record

Updated: Sep. 27, 2018 at 8:17 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The summer-like heat is continuing across the Lowcountry and reinforcing the already broken record. This month’s average high is currently at 81.4 degrees, passing all other previous averages. A cold front will slowly move through the next few days and elevate rain chances. Scattered showers and storms are possible this afternoon/evening, some of these storms may be strong. The chance for rain is sticking around through the start of the weekend. Temperatures will slowly drop to the mid 80s by the end of the weekend, but the heat index will stay in the 90s.

As of now there is no cooldown insight, but lower humidity is possible Monday. Flood warnings stay in effect for areas in Georgetown County along the Waccamaw River. River levels are cresting and will slowing decreasing beginning tomorrow.

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Kirk is moving to the Lesser Antilles and will bring tropical storm force winds to the area this weekend before slowly weakening. Kirk is no threat to the U.S. Post-tropical cyclone Leslie is over the central Atlantic and could become a tropical storm today or tomorrow.

TOMORROW: Mostly cloudy, warm & muggy, chance for showers and storms. HIGH: 89

SATURDAY: More clouds than sun, chance for rain & isolated storm. HIGH: 87.

SUNDAY: Slightly cooler, more sunshine, slight chance for showers and storms. HIGH: 84.

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