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September Starts Off Hot & Humid...Along With Scattered Afternoon Storms

    August will finish up jut a bit cooler than normal and a little bit drier than normal. It was amazing we got as much rainfall as we did since we only saw measurable rain on seven days! It just happened that two of those days brought more than an inch of rainfall each. The heat and humidity will return just in time to start off the last month of summer. Tonight, skies will be partly cloudy with some fog forming in river valleys late. The overnight low temperature will be 66 degrees.
    Tuesday will be mostly cloudy along with a chance of scattered afternoon showers and storms with the heat and humidity in place. It doesn't take much to set off a few showers or storms in this kind of weather pattern. The high temperature will make it to 87 degrees. Wednesday will also be mostly cloudy along with scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms. The high temperature will again come in at 87 degrees.
    Thursday will be partly cloudy and should stay dry through the day. The additional sunshine will push the mercury up to 88 degrees. Friday will also be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure will still be in control across the region. The high temperature will get another nudge and make it to 89 degrees.
    The Labor Day Weekend will start off with mostly cloudy skies along with scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms on Saturday. The high temperature will drop a bit to 87 degrees with the additional clouds and showers. Sunday will see mostly cloudy skies as well with another chance of scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms. The high temperature will drop again to 86 degrees.
    Labor Day Monday will be mostly cloudy along with a chance of afternoon and evening showers and storms in the warm and humid air mass. The high temperature will fall slightly to 84 degrees. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy along with scattered showers and storms as a warm front makes its way into the region. The high temperature will make it to 85 degrees as some warmer air moves in behind the front.
    Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with showers and storms as the trailing cold front moves into the region. The high temperature will make it to 86 degrees in the warmer air ahead of the front. Thursday will be partly cloudy and dry as high pressure moves in behind the departing cold front. The cooler air behind the front will drop the high temperature to 82 degrees.

    A quick look back at the weekend forecast shows that skies were partly to mostly cloudy along with scattered afternoon showers and storms as forecast both days. The high temperatures were 86 on Saturday and 83 on Sunday which were a bit cooler than anticipated due to a bit more cloud cover than was expected through the entire day. Monday's high temperature was 89 degrees in both Charleston and Huntington. Neither city reported any rainfall.

    Tonight: Skies will be partly cloudy and dry with fog forming late in river valleys. The overnight low temperture will come in at 66 degrees.

    Tuesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance of some scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms in a warm and humid air mass to start September. The high temperature will be 87 degrees.

    Wednesday: Skies will again be mostly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and evening hours. The high temperature will again come in at 87 degrees.

    Thursday: High pressure will move in over the region for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The additional sunshine will push the temperature up to 88 degrees.

    Friday: High pressure will make for another day of partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will warm up a bit more to 89 degrees.

    Saturday: The Labor Day Weekend will start out with mostly cloudy skies along with a chance of afternoon and evening shower and storms Saturday. The high temperature will drop a bit to 87 degrees.

    Sunday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms. The high temperature will drop again to 86 degrees.

    Labor Day Monday: The holiday will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers or storms in the afternoon and evening. The high temperature will drop to 84 degrees.

    Tuesday: A warm front will move into the region for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and storms scattered around through the afternoon. The high temperature will warm a bit to 85 degrees with the warmer air moving in behind the front.

    Wednesday: The trailing cold front will move into the region for mostly cloudy skies along with showers and storms. The high temperature will make it to 86 degrees in the warmer air ahead of the front.

    Thursday: High pressure will move into the region behind the departing cold front for partly cloudy skies along with dry conditions. The high temperature will drop to 82 degrees with the cooler air moving in behind the front.

    One Final Note: August will finish with no days making it to 90 degrees. The last time we have seen that number was back on July 29th when the temperature hit 90 degrees for the afternoon high. Even though the season started off fast with five days in the 90s in May, the total for the year so far is 13 which is around a week shy of our normal of 20 days of 90 degree heat in Charleston!

Chief Meteorologist Jim Barach