FIRST ALERT: Isolated strong to severe storms possible Thursday!

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Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 8:41 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 11:58 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A strong storm system will quickly move across the Southeast over the next 24 hours bringing a risk of severe weather to the Carolinas by Thursday afternoon and evening. Ahead of this storm, quiet weather is expected today with plenty of sunshine and highs near 70 degrees. We’ll cool down quickly tonight with temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s Thursday morning. Clouds will be on the increase tomorrow morning ahead of an area of low pressure as a warm front nears the area. This front will move through by the afternoon helping to make our atmosphere increasingly unstable as the day wears on. There is uncertainty over the extent of destabilization which causes a lack of clarity as far as the threat of strong to severe storms. Regardless, it looks like the chance of rain will increase by Thursday afternoon with the potential for a line of strong to severe storms moving through by the evening. Because of the threat of severe weather, the Live 5 First Alert Weather team has declared Thursday a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY. Damaging winds possible in any storm, even an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. A cold front will sweep through Thursday night ending the threat of severe weather and helping to bring in drier weather for Friday and Saturday. Some clouds may linger for a few days with a small rain chance but sunshine will take over by Halloween on Sunday. Highs will be in the 60s on Friday and Saturday and near 70 degrees on Sunday. Temperatures will cool into the 60s for trick-or-treating with a cool and dry evening expected.

TODAY: Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy. High 70, Low 53.

THURSDAY: Turning Cloudy. Rain and Storms Possible by the Afternoon and Evening. High 75, Low 58.

FRIDAY: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Small Chance of a Shower. High 68, Low 53.

SATURDAY: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Small Chance of a Shower. High 67, Low 51.

HALLOWEEN: Mostly Sunny. High 71, Low 50.

MONDAY: Sunny. High 73, Low 53.

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