Beaufort County SC Beach Weather Forecast

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If there’s one thing you can bet on this week, it’s rain.

Expect scattered summer downpours typical of the Lowcountry over the next few days, but meteorologists say Beaufort County likely won’t see the intensity of the storms it did last week.

Heavy rains and thunderstorms that brought inches of rain last week aren’t typical Beaufort County weather during the summer, said Rebecca Shaw, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston. She pointed to increased humidity in the atmosphere that was behind the storms.

“You can’t rule out typical heavy summer rains,” Shaw warned, adding that the daily downpours appear to be over for now.

Another round of torrential rains and storms could roll through Beaufort County this weekend, Shaw said. But as time tends to go, the final predictions for the week are still up in the air.

On Monday, the National Weather Service alerted the county to “heavy showers and storms” expected to move through the region in the afternoon and evening and potential flooding in low-lying or poorly drained areas. Shaw warned that with higher tides this week, coastal flooding is possible.

For beachgoers, Shaw said to watch out for lightning and rip currents.

If caught in a rip current, the National Weather Service is urging people to relax and float. Don’t swim against the tide, warns the center. If a person is able to swim, it should be in a direction following the shore.

Active National Weather Service alerts can be viewed at weather.gov/alerts.

Beaufort County Forecast

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms possible after 10 am with 40% chance of precipitation. High near 84. Low near 73.

Tuesday: A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Further rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half inch are possible. High near 89 with Heat Index values ​​as high as 102. Low around 76.

Wednesday: After 2 p.m., 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 92 and low around 76.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely after 2 p.m. and before 8 p.m., with 60% chance of precipitation. A thunderstorm possible between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., then a risk of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. High near 89 with low around 73.

Friday: 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 86. Low around 73.

Saturday: A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Thirty percent chance of showers and a thunderstorm in the evening. High near 86. Low around 75.

Sunday: 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 86.

Sarah Haselhorst, a native of St. Louis, writes about weather issues along the South Carolina coast. Her work is produced with the financial support of a grant from the Energy Foundation. She graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia, where she studied journalism and sociology. Previously, Sarah spent time reporting in Jackson, Mississippi; Cincinnati, Ohio; and middle Missouri.

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