Cold front brings in strong storms and a blast of chilly air

The coast is expected to receive most of the rain on Tuesday with a high chance of showers near the coast medium chance elsewhere

Cold front brings in strong storms and a blast of chilly air

In other words, our far northern communities have a slightly better chance to be on the receiving end of strong-to-severe thunderstorms on Friday night, with damaging winds topping out over 60 miles per hour still our main severe weather threat. Keep in mind, a Enhanced Risk of severe weather is 3 out of 5 on the severe weather index.

Clouds will increase tomorrow, but most of the day should be dry with just an outside risk of an afternoon shower. Secondary threats will be locally heavy rainfall and lightning.

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A strong cold front will sweep into the state after 10 p.m. Friday, bringing with it a line of showers and thunderstorms.

Damaging winds will be the biggest threat with any storms that develop. A small portion of our viewing area is under a Slight Risk at this time, mainly areas east of I-95 toward the Lowcountry. It will be very windy as temperatures will begin in the low to mid 40s and will struggle to make it into the low to mid 50s Saturday afternoon. There is still a chance the threat for strong storms could linger past midnight.

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It is also going to get breezy out of the NNE at 10-20 miles per hour making it feel rather cool to be outside at the Po-Boy or Boudin festivals.

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Otherwise, on Saturday, expect scattered showers. More benign weather is in store for the middle part of next week, with temperatures near to slightly below normal with lows in the 40s and lower 50s and highs in the 70s. FutureTrack may be a little too warm Sunday morning.

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