Wet, windy weekend, colder next week

Sandy will move away from the Bahamas today and pass a few hundred miles off of the Carolina Coast over the weekend. It will bring some impacts to our area beginning today and lasting through Sunday. Sandy is a large system and will overspread the area with clouds today and increase rain chances along the coast late today and tonight. Wind will be likely tomorrow, especially for areas East of I-95. You can track any chance for rain on First Alert Live Doppler 15000 or if you have an iPhone or Android make sure you download or app! Winds will be gusting around 30 - 40 mph at times Saturday with highest gusts near the Grand Strand. For the latest thinking on the Sandy check out the Hurricane Central page.

Once Sandy passes, areas around the Mid Atlantic up to New England will be dealing with a developing major storm. As it strenghts, cold air will be pulled down from Canada into the Southeast as a cold front surges through late Sunday. Temps next week will struggle to hit the low/mid 60s with wakeup temps in the 30s and 40s.

Today: Mostly Sunny early becoming a mix of sun and clouds. Warm and breezy. Highs- Upper 70s.

Tonight: Mostly clear skies and cool with patchy fog possible. Lows: Upper 50s/Low 60s.

Saturday: Periods of heavy rain, especially near coast. Windy and cooler. Gusts 30 - 40 mph. Highs- Low 70s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with the chance of a coastal shower early becoming partly sunny. Still windy and cooler. Highs: Around 70°

First Alert Meteorologist Darren Stack has all of the details in your 7 day forecast. To post a comment, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Post a comment".