Severe storm threat diminished for Wednesday

The Storm Prediction Center has taken our region out of the threat for severe storms on Wednesday.

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 of the Tennessee and Ohio River Valley's yesterday, severe thunderstorms are no longer expected for our region.

The cold front has continued to push into South Carolina this morning. Dry air ahead of the front has significantly eroded away the showers and storm activity riding along the frontal boundary. With some sunshine, especially along the Grand Strand, it is possible a few showers or even a thunderstorm could form later this afternoon prior to the front passing through, but the chance of rain has significantly been lowered.

Despite the severe storm threat near zero, winds will still become an issue for some this afternoon both before and after the frontal passage. Winds sustained between 15-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph will be possible for many. Windy conditions will give way to breezy conditions (10-15 mph) past sunset into the overnight hours, diminishing to 5-10 mph by tomorrow morning.

The First Warning Weather Team will be monitoring the threat and will inform you of any changes to the forecast both on air and online.

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