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Thunderstorms still possible for Saturday

Confidence is growing in the timing of tomorrow's rain and storm event, with the evening hours being very likely. Confidence on severe threat is still low because of the track of the low. A shift by just 100 miles north would increase the threat.

Showers and thunderstorms continue to look likely for your Saturday afternoon and evening as a strong cold front associated with a surface area of low pressure quickly moves through the South Carolina region.


The Storm Prediction Center continues to outline the Grand Strand and much of the coastal plain in an area for scattered severe storms. Isolated severe storms are possible further inland across the Pee Dee stretching west of the I-95 corridor.


The latest thinking is the area of low pressure which will rapidly develop today will move almost directly over the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. This may help limit the amount of energy, or storm fuel, available for severe thunderstorm development. Plenty of wind shear, or change in wind speed as you go up in height, will continue to exist however and an isolated strong wind gust is possible in any thunderstorm that does develop, regardless of severity.


Most locations will see around a 0.3-0.4 of an inch of rain. If a thunderstorm does develop over your area, expect higher amounts due to heavy rain.

The First Warning Weather Team will keep you covered on Saturday both on air and online if the threat of severe storms develops. Download the WPDE First Warning Weather App from the App Store or Google Play by searching "WPDE Wx".

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