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  • Calm weather ahead for busiest travel week of the year

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    Zonal flow, leading to very tranquil weather, is setting up across the entire country as the busiest holiday travel week of the year gets underway. Clouds will continue into your Tuesday afternoon before a cold front pushes into the Carolinas and clear the clouds out by Tuesday evening. Clear skies will prevail from Wednesday on. Tuesday Clouds and Precipitation. Tuesday High Temperatures.
  • Severe weather risk tonight; more rain this week

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    Two storm systems will impact our weather this week. Ahead of a cold front, some warm air will move into the coastal communities Monday night, leading to small chance of a few storms capable of damaging wind or an isolated, brief tornado. The overall risk is low and mainly between midnight and 5 a. m. Outside of any storms, expect more widespread rain. Flooding is not expected. Storm Timing and Impacts. Hi-Res Futurecast.
  • Rain & Isolated Tornado Risk Friday

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    A developing storm system along the Gulf Coast will roll through our area Friday. Here's what to expect. RAIN - Clouds will thicken tonight with some rain possible after midnight. Showers will be scattered early Friday morning between 5am-9am then become widespread from 9am-4pm. Rain will become more scattered again and wind down between 4pm - 9pm. Because the system is moving fast, most areas will only get 0. 5" - 1. 0" of rain. Flooding is not an issue. Hourly Rain Chances Friday.
  • Super Typhoon Yutu heads towards Guam, catastrophic damage expected

    ...- Zachary Covey
    All eyes are on Super Typhoon Yutu in the western Pacific Wednesday, as Guam prepares for potential impacts from the strongest typhoon of the 2018 Northern Hemisphere hurricane season to date. Yutu formed Sunday as a tropical depression. Now, four days later, it's a super typhoon with maximum winds of 180 mph, and wind gusts topping 220 mph. That puts Yutu as a category 5 hurricane for comparison to the Atlantic basin.
  • Tropical Storm Michael moves through the area today with rain and wind

    ...- First Warning Weather
    THURSDAY 8AM - TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL UPDATE. Michael continues to weaken and is now a minimal tropical storm. It's racing northeast and will move out of South Carolina by early this afternoon. Michael Forecast Track. Here's what to expect: TIMING - The brunt of Michael's impacts will be felt this morning through mid-afternoon. RAIN - Widespread moderate to heavy rain will move through the Pee Dee and Border Belt this morning. Scattered downpours will occur along the Grand Strand.
  • Rivers Receding, Some Still in Flood Stage

    ...- First Warning Weather
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 - 5:00 P. M. UPDATE: GEORGETOWN COUNTY - In Georgetown County, the rivers have started to slowly fall. Keep in mind that waters here will recede very slowly over the next week or two. Georgetown County River Levels. HORRY COUNTY - The Waccamaw River and the Intracoastal Waterway in Horry County are very slowly falling. It will likely take up to two weeks for the water levels to return to normal. Horry County River Levels.
  • Florence is over but flooding just beginning

    ...- First Warning Weather
    MONDAY 9am Update - 9. 16. 18. Florence has officially been designated dead by the National Hurricane Center. RAIN - Here's a look at the extensive rainfall amounts that have occurred throughout the region through Monday morning. AM Out the Door. Mostly cloudy skies today will take over the region with some isolated to scattered showers and storms throughout the day. That rainfall will be most prevalent along the Grand Strand. Some storms may produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds.
  • Florence weakens. Wind threat lessens, but flooding rain & storm surge threat high

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    2am Friday - Florence continues to weaken, but also continues to slow down as it approaches the North Carolina coast. Florence will eventually make landfall near Wilmington, NC early to mid morning Friday. Florence Forecast Track. As Florence continues to weaken, it will make landfall as a category 1 hurricane. Further weakening will occur once it makes landfall. However, the slow moving nature of Florence will cause a long duration rain event lasting through at least Sunday.
  • Gordon forming...Florence heads west

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    It doesn't matter how quiet a season is supposed to be (and this one has been so far), there's never a dull moment in the month of September. Here's our take on two tropical systems. Florence and soon to be Gordon Tracks 1. POTENTIAL TRO
  • Tropical Depression Six in the Atlantic

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has formed into a tropical depression in the Atlantic Friday evening. The National Hurricane Center's latest forecast track shows the system moving westward away from the Cabo Verde Islands. Tropical Depression
  • Tropics Ready to Awaken Soon

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    No one wants to hear it, but the fact is, we are heading into the heart of hurricane season and right on schedule, the ocean and atmosphere have become more conducive for tropical disturbances to grow into tropical storms and hurricanes.The computer models
  • Healthy tropical wave moves through Atlantic

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    The National Hurricane Center has started watching a healthy looking wave moving across the tropical Atlantic. As of Friday morning, the wave was located just about midway between Africa and the Lesser Antilles. This is what is known as the Main Developmen
  • Heat cranks up Wednesday before new weather maker arrives

    ...- Zachary Covey
    One of the hottest days South Carolina has seen in over a month is on tap today as heat advisories are hoisted for a part of the region. The National Weather Service issued Heat Advisories for Horry, Georgetown, Marion and Williamsburg counties this mornin
  • Debby forms, but is no threat to land

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    The non-tropical low pressure we've been tracking for a few days over the North Atlantic ocean has developed enough subtropical characteristics to be upgraded to a subtropical storm.  Debby Satellite Loop As is typically the case with su
  • After a very wet July, a change in the weather pattern is coming

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    The July rainfall totals are in and they were very impressive. Much of the Grand Strand was soaked by 11 - 18 of rain!  July Rainfall Totala Farther inland, there were areas with substantial totals, but many places experienced much less r
  • Calm weather ahead for busiest travel week of the year

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    Zonal flow, leading to very tranquil weather, is setting up across the entire country as the busiest holiday travel week of the year gets underway. Clouds will continue into your Tuesday afternoon before a cold front pushes into the Carolinas and clear the clouds out by Tuesday evening. Clear skies will prevail from Wednesday on. Tuesday Clouds and Precipitation. Tuesday High Temperatures.
  • Severe weather risk tonight; more rain this week

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    Two storm systems will impact our weather this week. Ahead of a cold front, some warm air will move into the coastal communities Monday night, leading to small chance of a few storms capable of damaging wind or an isolated, brief tornado. The overall risk is low and mainly between midnight and 5 a. m. Outside of any storms, expect more widespread rain. Flooding is not expected. Storm Timing and Impacts. Hi-Res Futurecast.
  • Rain & Isolated Tornado Risk Friday

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    A developing storm system along the Gulf Coast will roll through our area Friday. Here's what to expect. RAIN - Clouds will thicken tonight with some rain possible after midnight. Showers will be scattered early Friday morning between 5am-9am then become widespread from 9am-4pm. Rain will become more scattered again and wind down between 4pm - 9pm. Because the system is moving fast, most areas will only get 0. 5" - 1. 0" of rain. Flooding is not an issue. Hourly Rain Chances Friday.
  • Super Typhoon Yutu heads towards Guam, catastrophic damage expected

    ...- Zachary Covey
    All eyes are on Super Typhoon Yutu in the western Pacific Wednesday, as Guam prepares for potential impacts from the strongest typhoon of the 2018 Northern Hemisphere hurricane season to date. Yutu formed Sunday as a tropical depression. Now, four days later, it's a super typhoon with maximum winds of 180 mph, and wind gusts topping 220 mph. That puts Yutu as a category 5 hurricane for comparison to the Atlantic basin.
  • Tropical Storm Michael moves through the area today with rain and wind

    ...- First Warning Weather
    THURSDAY 8AM - TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL UPDATE. Michael continues to weaken and is now a minimal tropical storm. It's racing northeast and will move out of South Carolina by early this afternoon. Michael Forecast Track. Here's what to expect: TIMING - The brunt of Michael's impacts will be felt this morning through mid-afternoon. RAIN - Widespread moderate to heavy rain will move through the Pee Dee and Border Belt this morning. Scattered downpours will occur along the Grand Strand.
  • Rivers Receding, Some Still in Flood Stage

    ...- First Warning Weather
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 - 5:00 P. M. UPDATE: GEORGETOWN COUNTY - In Georgetown County, the rivers have started to slowly fall. Keep in mind that waters here will recede very slowly over the next week or two. Georgetown County River Levels. HORRY COUNTY - The Waccamaw River and the Intracoastal Waterway in Horry County are very slowly falling. It will likely take up to two weeks for the water levels to return to normal. Horry County River Levels.
  • Florence is over but flooding just beginning

    ...- First Warning Weather
    MONDAY 9am Update - 9. 16. 18. Florence has officially been designated dead by the National Hurricane Center. RAIN - Here's a look at the extensive rainfall amounts that have occurred throughout the region through Monday morning. AM Out the Door. Mostly cloudy skies today will take over the region with some isolated to scattered showers and storms throughout the day. That rainfall will be most prevalent along the Grand Strand. Some storms may produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds.
  • Florence weakens. Wind threat lessens, but flooding rain & storm surge threat high

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    2am Friday - Florence continues to weaken, but also continues to slow down as it approaches the North Carolina coast. Florence will eventually make landfall near Wilmington, NC early to mid morning Friday. Florence Forecast Track. As Florence continues to weaken, it will make landfall as a category 1 hurricane. Further weakening will occur once it makes landfall. However, the slow moving nature of Florence will cause a long duration rain event lasting through at least Sunday.
  • Gordon forming...Florence heads west

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    It doesn't matter how quiet a season is supposed to be (and this one has been so far), there's never a dull moment in the month of September. Here's our take on two tropical systems. Florence and soon to be Gordon Tracks 1. POTENTIAL TRO
  • Tropical Depression Six in the Atlantic

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has formed into a tropical depression in the Atlantic Friday evening. The National Hurricane Center's latest forecast track shows the system moving westward away from the Cabo Verde Islands. Tropical Depression
  • Tropics Ready to Awaken Soon

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    No one wants to hear it, but the fact is, we are heading into the heart of hurricane season and right on schedule, the ocean and atmosphere have become more conducive for tropical disturbances to grow into tropical storms and hurricanes.The computer models
  • Healthy tropical wave moves through Atlantic

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    The National Hurricane Center has started watching a healthy looking wave moving across the tropical Atlantic. As of Friday morning, the wave was located just about midway between Africa and the Lesser Antilles. This is what is known as the Main Developmen
  • Heat cranks up Wednesday before new weather maker arrives

    ...- Zachary Covey
    One of the hottest days South Carolina has seen in over a month is on tap today as heat advisories are hoisted for a part of the region. The National Weather Service issued Heat Advisories for Horry, Georgetown, Marion and Williamsburg counties this mornin
  • Debby forms, but is no threat to land

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    The non-tropical low pressure we've been tracking for a few days over the North Atlantic ocean has developed enough subtropical characteristics to be upgraded to a subtropical storm.  Debby Satellite Loop As is typically the case with su
  • After a very wet July, a change in the weather pattern is coming

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    The July rainfall totals are in and they were very impressive. Much of the Grand Strand was soaked by 11 - 18 of rain!  July Rainfall Totala Farther inland, there were areas with substantial totals, but many places experienced much less r
  • WPDE weather cams pick up a scary sight in North Myrtle Beach

    ...- Zachary Covey
    Around 11:40 a.m., our North Myrtle Beach sky cam noticed a scary sight in the skies. While this may look like a funnel cloud, it's actually a scud cloud.Scud is a low, ragged, wind-torn cloud that typically is found behind frontal boundaries. In this case
  • Rainfall in Myrtle Beach 3rd wettest on record

    ...- Zachary Covey
    It feels like the Grand Strand has been water logged for much of the summer with several days a week producing showers and thunderstorms, almost like clockwork. And if you feel, after our recently heavy rain events of the past two weeks, that Myrtle Beach
  • Heavy rain and flooding concerns Tuesday

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    Periods of heavy rain will likely persist into midweek as showers and thunderstorms continue to move onshore. An area of low pressure with its counter-clockwise flow over Georgia and the clockwise flow around the high pressure in the Atlantic Ocean will pr
  • More rain is coming

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
     We're between a storm system moving through North Carolina and a cold front well to our west Saturday so the risk of a shower or storm during the daylight hours is small. Saturday starts mostly cloudy then becomes partly sunny with temperatures peaking i
  • Flash flooding possible on Friday

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    Flash Flood Watches have been issued for Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties this morning as heavy rain is expected to become widespread along the Grand Strand coastline on Friday. Best Timing For Rain The watches are expected to
  • Friday morning's commute looks messy

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    Low pressure moving up the coast of the Carolinas will rapidly increase moisture overnight leading to showers and storms by daybreak.The showers and storms will continue through the day and be most numerous along the Grand Strand where 1-3 of rain could fa
  • Pattern change coming for 4th of July

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    The heat and humidity continues to lock into our region for the next several days but a pattern change will begin on the Fourth of July leading to an increase in rain chances. Independence Day High Temperatures An upper level low pressure
  • 18 children have died of heat stroke in vehicles so far in 2018

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    With sweltering heat and humidity returning Thursday and sticking around through next week, it's important to not leave children in vehicles!The number of children dying of heat stroke in vehicles is up to 18 in 2018. Sadly, South Carolina leads the nation
  • Gusty winds, heavy rain expected Monday evening and Tuesday AM

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    Strong to severe storms are possible Monday evening as a potent cold front, coupled with a hot and humid air mass, moves through the Pee Dee, Borderbelt, and Grand Strand.  Severe Storm Impacts318B.png A cold front front, currently situat
  • Hotter and drier weather headed our way

    ...- First Warning Weather
    High pressure will continue to build into the Carolinas on Wednesday allowing for hot and mainly dry conditions to persist. A Heat Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Wednesday. High temperatures between 93 and 100 degrees are expe
  • Strong storms possible Friday evening

    ...- Zachary Covey
    Another round of strong storms is possible on Friday evening as afternoon heat brings instability back to our atmosphere.Dew points in the 70s and ample sunshine this morning and early afternoon will allow for daytime heating to bring afternoon highs up in
  • Strong thunderstorms possible Monday evening

    ...- Zachary Covey
    A few strong thunderstorms are possible Monday evening as a cold front sweeps through the region from North Carolina. Severe Storm Outlook for Monday The atmosphere is primed for a thunderous Monday afternoon with very high dew points in
  • 2018 Hurricane Season - What to Expect

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1st and is expected to produce a near-average number of tropical storms and hurricanes.Dr. Phil Klotzbach with Colorado State University released his updated outlook today and is forecasting 14 named storms (i
  • Heavy rain brings localized flooding to Horry County

    ...- WPDE, First Warning Weather Team
    Flooding remains the main threat on Monday for our area as heavy rain from the outer bands of Alberto in the Gulf of Mexico hit.A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Horry County Monday morning after Doppler radar estimated that between 2 and 5 inches of ra
  • Flash Flood Watch remains in place for the area through Tuesday morning

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    A Flash Flood Watch is up for the entire area through Tuesday morning at 11am. While widespread heavy rain is not expected, any downpours, especially over Horry and Georgetown counties, could cause minor flooding. Flash Flood Watch until 11a
  • Rain chances remain in the forecast through the Memorial Day weekend

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    The very stagnant weather pattern we've been in for more than a week simply isn't going away anytime soon so the chances for rain remain in the forecast over the next 7 days. With that said, not all days will be equally wet or dry. Rain Chan
  • Rain in the forecast for days to come

    ...- Brooke Laizer
    Rain remains in our forecast for the next six days because of tropical moisture. The heaviest downpours are likely Saturday.  Rain Chances Forecasted For Days  Grand Strand locations can expect about an 80 percent chance of rain while Inl
  • Severe weather threat diminishes for Saturday

    ...- Zachary Covey
    Based off of today’s models as well as discussions, the First Warning Team has been consistently forecasting for storms, thunderstorms and damaging wind gusts as primary threats for Saturday.Overall coverage looks most intense in front of the cold front.Fo
  • Severe weather is over and rain will end soon

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    The severe weather threat is over for our area. Showers will eventually end shortly after midnight. We had a few severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, but our area did not have any tornadoes and no injuries or deaths reported from the storms. 
  • Thunderstorms still possible for Saturday

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    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 outlin
  • Severe storm threat diminished for Wednesday

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    After several days of above average temperatures a cold front will move across the region on Wednesday, dropping our daytime highs back to seasonal average for the rest of the week. While this cold front provided a major severe weather outbreak to portions
  • 80s in sight

    ...- First Warning Weather
    A big-time warming trend is underway. Thursday Highs Highs will reach the low 80s Thursday afternoon ahead of the next weather maker on track to bring showers Friday. However, we'll dry out and remain warm for the Easter holiday weekend. 
  • Intense storm produces widespread hail along the Grand Strand Tuesday Night

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    While no tornado or damaging winds occurred across the area Tuesday, a few storms produced hail.An isolated severe storm moved through the Grand Strand between 8:45pm - 10:15pm Tuesday night, producing pea to golf ball size hail from Murrells Inlet to Litt
  • Cool and windy Friday and Saturday

    ...- Edward Piotrowski
    The storm system that produced showers and storms Thursday afternoon  will rapidly intensify off the New England coast Friday.  Part of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts could see wind gusts up to 70 mph. Meanwhile, interior parts of Ne
  • Meteorological winter ends/spring begins

    ...- Edward Piotrowski
    Meteorological winter (DEC - FEB) is in the books and it ended up slightly warmer than normal.  That's a bit deceiving though since January and February were extreme. The first week of January was frigid with the average high temperature around 33 and the
  • Strong front brings storms, wind and chance of frost over the weekend

    ...- Ed Piotrowski and Zach Covey
    After a round of rain Wednesday night, a strong cold front will sweep through the area Thursday afternoon.  While most of the daylight hours Thursday will be rain-free, the front will produce scattered showers and a few storms between 5-7 p.m. across the P
  • A 'super blue blood moon' eclipse is coming Jan. 31. Here's how to see it.

    ...- Edward Piotrowski
    You might want to set your alarm early the morning of Wednesday, January 31st for what NASA calls a lunar trifecta: a pre-dawn 'super blue blood moon.' The January full moon is special for three reasons:It’s a supermoon! That means the Moon is closer to Ea
  • Lingering snow showers expected Wednesday night, icy conditions Thursday morning

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    UPDATED: Jan. 17, 2018 - 6pmA wave of low pressure moving along the cold front today delayed the arrival of air sufficiently cold enough for snow.The first band of mainly rain is moving out of the area. The second band (scattered snow showers) across the P
  • A big warm-up this week

    ...- First Warning Weather
    It's getting progressively warmer each day this week. After a bitter cold week to start off the new year, temperatures are steadily warming on track to reach 70 Friday. A few impacts with the change of weather include patchy dense fog Thursday and Friday m
  • Bitter cold to last all week

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    Now that the cold air is here, it's not going anywhere anytime soon.  In fact, records will easily be shattered in Florence and Myrtle Beach early Tuesday morning with temperatures in the low to mid-teens. To make matters worse, there will be enough of a w
  • Winter Storm Warning in effect Wednesday - Wednesday Night

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    7PM - Accumulating snow and sleet impacting the area. Measurable snow continuing across the area especially in the Pee Dee. Wintry mix and snow will wind down late tonight as the system clears the area. Bottom-line, traveling conditions will likely be trea
  • Patchy light wintry precipitation New Year's Eve night.

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for areas along and east of I-95. Some spotty light snow, sleet and/or freezing rain is possible overnight, especially the farther south and toward the coast you go. Like earlier this week, don't expect much but even
  • Blast of bitter cold to ring in the new year

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    Another blast of arctic air has arrived and it's just the beginning of a long stretch of bitter cold that will chill the Grand Strand, Pee Dee and Border Belt for the next 7 days. Sunday afternoon temperatures will peak in the upper 30s to around 40.  If y
  • Three chances for wintry precipitation

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    THE BIG PICTURE - Cold air has moved in and it will actually get colder through late week.  That leads to two chance for wintry precipitation over the next week.THURSDAY NIGHT - FRIDAY MORNING  - Late tonight into early Friday morning a storm system will p
  • Christmas Day: Dry & Cold

    ...- Edward Piotrowski
    A strong cold front will head toward the Carolinas this weekend.  Ahead of it, expect dry, windy and warm conditions Saturday with high temperatures climbing into the 70s.On Christmas Eve, the cold front will move slowly through the areas with a good chanc
  • Forecast calls for shooting stars -- Geminid meteor shower expected to put on quite a show

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    The Geminid Meteor shower peaks Wednesday night and is expected to be the best shooting star show of the year. Under ideal conditions far from any city lights and in a wide open area, it's possible to see up to 120 meteors per hour. If you live near a city
  • Another arctic blast is on the way!

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    After more than four days with temperatures climbing no higher than the 40s, the area finally made it into the mid-50s Monday afternoon. It'll get even warmer Tuesday with temperatures approaching 60 on a stiff west wind that will gust at times up near 20-
  • Cold, wet weather is here! Snow possible, but unlikely, Saturday morning west of I-95

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    The cold, damp weather has arrived and it's not going anywhere anytime soon.Areas of low pressure moving up the Carolina coast will send waves of rain into the area Wednesday night through Saturday morning. While the rain will not be heavy, it will be pers
  • Cold Weather is Coming!

    ...- FIRST WARNING WEATHER TEAM
    Tuesday will feature temperatures soaring into the 70s during the afternoon.  Enjoy it, because much colder air is coming.  A strong arctic front from will cross the area Wednesday.  Ahead of it, temperatures in the morning will be in the low 60s.  As the
  • Historic Hurricane Season ends today

    ...- FIRST WARNING WEATHER TEAM
    The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, one of the busiest and most destructive on record, comes to a merciful close today.With 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and 6 major (Category 3 or stronger) hurricanes, 2017 ranks as the 9th most active season since reco
  • 7am 11-17-17: Monitoring an area of low pressure in the Caribbean

    ...- Brittany Van Voorhees
    The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure in the central Caribbean Sea. There are showers and storms associated with this disturbance, however they are disorganized.High wind shear should limit any formation over the next few days
  • 7am 11-14-17: Watching an area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic

    ...- Brittany Van Voorhees
    An area of low pressure south-southwest of the Azores has a 50% chance of development over the next 2-5 days.While there has been little chance in strength, environmental conditions are favorable for sub-tropical development by later this week.If this syst
  • 11-10-17: Freeze Warning issued for Saturday morning for parts of our viewing area

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    A strong cold front will sweep across the eastern U.S. Friday afternoon and night.Ahead of the front, expect lots of sunshine and temperatures rising into the low- mid 60s.  Friday night, cold air pours into the Carolinas.By daybreak Saturday, temperatures
  • 5PM 11-09-17: Tropical Storm Rina accelerating northward

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    Tropical storm Rina is accelerating north and will lose its tropical characteristics over the next 24-36 hoursRina is the 17th named storm of this season. It ties 2017 with 1936 as the 9th busiest season since 1851.It's been a remarkable year to say the le
  • After a cold start to the week, temperatures will be near average for Halloween

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    Temperatures on Monday morning were the coldest since April 8th with many areas approximately 15 below average. Some cities dropped to freezing for the first time this autumn!If you like cool air, but you were worried it would be downright cold for Hallowe
  • Strong storms possible this evening

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for counties south and west of our area. While there is no severe weather in our area right now, that could change. Here's what to expect:TIMING - Heavy showers and storms are increasing and will move through the area from west
  • Look up tonight as the Orionid Meteor Shower peaks

    ...- Kevin Jacobs
    The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend. Even with a little more cloud cover, it should still be easily viewed from our area.The best viewing time is again Saturday night anytime between midnight and 5am. Expect to see around 10 meteors per hour, but
  • Behind a strong cold front, temperatures dip to coolest since May 8th

    ...- Brittany Van Voorhees
    A strong cold front moved through the area today with showers and a few storms. It's off the coast now and cool air is rushing into the area. Temperatures will drop into the mid to upper 40s across the Pee Dee and on the Border Belt tonight with low 50s al
  • 6pm 10-19-17: All quiet in the tropics

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    There are no disturbances in the tropics right now and none are expected to form or develop over the next 5 days. There are less than 6 weeks left in the hurricane season, but I often breathe a little easier from here on out. Since 1851, only ONE other hur
  • 5am 10-9-17: Nate is post-tropical, tracking new depression in Atlantic

    ...- Brittany Van Voorhees
    As of 5am Monday, Nate is a post-tropical cyclone and remains no threat to our area. It will, however, continue to batter parts of the northeast with significant rainfall. Unfortunately, tropical moisture will stick around the Carolinas so expect dew point
  • 8pm 10-8-17: Nate continues to weaken, likely post-tropical or remnant low by tomorrow

    ...- Brittany Van Voorhees
    As of 8pm Sunday, Nate was still maintaining tropical depression status with 35 mph maximum sustained wind. The storm is continuously weakening and will likely become a post-tropical cyclone or remnant low by tomorrow.We are not getting any local impacts b
  • 8am 10-8-7: After two Unites States landfalls, Nate is weakening rapidly

    ...- Brittany Van Voorhees
    Nate made two landfalls in the United States as a Category 1 hurricane with 85 mph maximum sustained wind. The first was in southeastern Louisiana around 8pm last night near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The second was this morning around 12:30am nea
  • 8pm 10-7-17: Nate makes landfall near the Mississippi River

    ...- Kevin Jacobs
    Saturday 8PM Hurricane Nate makes landfall near the Mississippi River Saturday evening as a category 1 hurricane. Nate has 85mph maximum sustained wind as of 8 pm Saturday. Nate is on track to make a second landfall, and it's expected to pass over Mississi
  • 11am 10-7-17: Nate is a Category 1 hurricane, on track to make landfall by Sunday morning

    ...- Brittany Van Voorhees
    As of this morning, Nate is a Category 1 hurricane with 90 mph maximum sustained wind. Rapid intensification is not expected due to the storm moving so quickly, but the National Hurricane Center is now expecting the storm to make landfall as a Category 2 h
  • 10-6-7: Tropical Storm Nate aiming for Gulf coast, another disturbance in Atlantic

    ...- Brittany Van Voorhees
    10-6-7 FRIDAY 11AMAs of Friday morning, Tropical Storm Nate has 50 mph maximum sustained wind. The center of the storm is between Honduras and Mexico in the northwestern Caribbean Sea and barreling east of the Yucatan Peninsula. Due to low wind shear and w
  • 10-4-17: Tropical Depression #16 Forms

    ...- Ed Piotrowski
    WEDNESDAY 6PMRight on schedule, tropical depression #16 has formed in the southern Caribbean Sea. Outside of land interaction with Nicaragua and Honduras Thursday, the environment is favorable for intensification. In fact, TD #16 could become tropical stor
  • 10-4-17: Keeping an eye on two disturbances in the tropics

    ...- First Warning Weather Team
    10-4-17 WEDNESDAY 11AMEd Piotrowski - ed@wpde.comThe break in tropical activity didn't last long. I'm watching two disturbances.Tropical Depression SixteenTD #16 is located in the southern Caribbean sea, a prime location for tropical development this time
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Crystal Costa

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Amanda Kinseth

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Ed Piotrowski

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Victoria Spechko

Victoria Spechko

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Emily Trampf

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Heather Gale

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