Remnant Tropical Storm Bertha Inland No Impact Here Severe Weather Risk Late Friday
This happened very fast today as Tropical Storm Bertha formed just off the South Carolina coast this morning with top winds of 50 mph. It quickly moved inland about 40 miles northeast of Charleston South Carolina. It is now moving along to the north and well inland as heavy rain spreads into Western North Carolina and Western Virginia. 2 to 4 inch rains with some local amounts to 8 inches possible. The remnant low moves north and northeast and none of that rain will be coming anywhere close to our area. We just have more of the same with some low clouds tonight burning off to some breaks of sunshine tomorrow. It will be more humid with highs in the 70s to near 80 inland and 60s near the coast.
The next important weather system approaches on Friday as a cold front. Ahead of it southwest winds will make for warm and humid conditions with highs into the 80s, 70s near the shore. We should see some sun Friday but showers and thunderstorms will approach Friday evening and Friday night. The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk of severe weather indicated from Northwest Virginia to Upstate Central NY. The eastern flank reaches into the Catskills, the Hudson Valley west of the Hudson River, southward through the western counties of New Jersey south into Maryland.
It appears that the next cold front will be moving along with minimal complications behind it. Saturday we will have leftover clouds with some sunshine. Highs will be in the 70s. A cool high coming down from Canada will bring lower temperatures Sunday and Monday but we should see some sunshine both days. Sunday’s highs will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Monday’s highs will be just in the 60s to near 70. Our weather should be dry through Tuesday before another cold front arrives next Wednesday.
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