Unsettled Pattern Bringing Rain and Storms to the Carolinas

AM Headlines:

  • AM Patchy Fog
  • Feeling Muggier
  • More Clouds
  • PM Scattered Showers and Storms
  • Watching the Tropics

Discussion:

Prepare for more humidity through the end of the week as moisture ramps back up across the region. Widely scattered showers and storms will return to the forecast beginning this evening. Rain and storm chances will increase through Friday and dwindle through the weekend. Temps will remain slightly above average with highs in the mid-80s through early next week. A cold front won’t shake up this pattern until mid-week next week.

Tropics Update:

Nicholas is now a Tropical Depression but continues to bring heavy rain across parts of Louisiana. A flash flood watch continues for Central and Coastal LA, MS, AL, and the FL Panhandle through Thursday. An additional 5-10″ of rain will be possible. Nicholas will continue to meander along the coast, before taking a swing north late today and dissipating over central LA.

Two other areas to watch in the Atlantic with high chances of developing into our next named storm. One will come very close to the NC coast Friday but is still looking to stay offshore. Still could bring a rough surf to the Carolina coasts late in the week.

Nicolas Winds/Rainfall Totals So Far…

Rainfall Totals

Galveston           13.96 in
Deer Park             9.85 in
Hitchcock              8.74 in
Dickinson              8.46 in
Sargent                 8.16 in
Sargent                 7.85 in
Houston                6.69 in

Highest Wind Speeds

Matagorda Bay                94 MPH    0939 PM 09/13
Brazos                             81 MPH    1055 PM 09/13
Jones Creek                    81 MPH    1055 PM 09/13
Magnolia Beach              81 MPH    0748 PM 09/13
Surfside Beach               78 MPH    1200 AM 09/14
Palacios                          77 MPH    0833 PM 09/13
Port OConnor, TX           75 MPH    0736 PM 09/13