Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley
Good Wednesday morning, today will be an active weather day with potentially stormy conditions by this afternoon.
Local radar indicates a soggy start for all of the Foothills and Western Piedmont. Temperatures range from the mid to upper 50’s at 8 am from north to south. Some convective elements down across South Carolina indicates where the airmass is a bit more unstable.
The steady rainfall should continue through the mid morning hours. Latest HRRR keeps up quite soggy through 10 am.
Hopefully this will keep our area more stable. By early afternoon rainfall will be more scattered however convective activity will begin to develop in areas where it is unstable, mainly Upstate SC. Some of those cells will move into areas east of the mountains. The big question is: Do we warm up some as these cells move in? If we do, the possibility is there for severe storms capable of damaging winds, hail and possibly a quick spin up.
Wind energy aloft is quite strong today, let’s hope we don’t tap into it.
By late afternoon the severe weather threat should focus to areas along and east of US 321. Again the wind energy aloft is supportive of producing some feisty storms.
Have multiple ways of receiving Weather information later today just in case…one way is to download the Foothills Weather App!