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Cold front brings storms then sunshine!

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A cold front moves through late on Tuesday A cold front moves through late on Tuesday

We've been stuck in an unsettled pattern for a while now!  A front to our south, combined with high pressure to our north, left us with tons of moisture in the atmosphere and flooding resulted on Saturday night.  Rain totals were truly unbelievable.  Over 6 inches of rain fell in about 3-4 hours around Greenville, while Pickens, Spartanburg and Anderson counties were also hard hit with heavy rain.  On Sunday, a cool air wedge took over, helping to stabilize things a bit with cooler air and clouds through the day.  This kept us from seeing convective storms, which limited our heavy rainfall.  We still got that pesky mist and light rain showers though.

Now as we look ahead, we have a few more chances for rain before a front clears us out.  Overnight tonight we could see scattered showers, then Tuesday will bring a t-storm threat.  A cold front will move in Tuesday midday, and that will help initiate showers and storms.  We still have a lot of moisture in the air, and instability will be moderate to high (meaning that storms will have some energy to access and become strong).  Expect storms in the mountains by midday, then late afternoon for the Upstate.  Skies will clear Tuesday night as cooler and drier air filters in behind the front.

Wednesday will be sunny and fairly comfortable!  Highs will reach the low 80s in the Upstate and upper 70s in the mountains.  Humidity levels will be lower too, so it should feel pretty good outside!  That trend will stick around through the week, then it gets a bit hotter toward the weekend.  Skies should remain storm-free through Sunday.

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