Weather Report: December 15, 2012
It looks like another week of mild temperatures and a mix of sun and clouds is headed our way.
Today started off with a coastal flooding advisory for low-lying areas from Savannah all the way to Charleston. This is due to the tides, so if you find yourself driving in the area (perhaps on your way to Edisto Beach) be mindful of water-covered roads.
Today comes with a 20 percent chance of rain and a high of 63 degrees. Partly cloudy skies will hang around for most of the day. The low for tonight is 53 degrees.
Sunday will also be mild with a high of 67 degrees and a low of 57 degrees. There is a 20 percent chance of rain. Expect mostly cloudy skies throughout the day.
Thunderstorms might roll in on Monday as there is a 60 percent chance of rain. The high will be right around 67 degrees with a low of 54 degrees. Winds will come in from the southwest at 12 miles per hour.
The rain should lift so that the rest of the week is dry and mostly sunny. The highs for the rest of the week will be in the mid-60s with lows in the low 40s.
By Friday, temperatures will drop significantly as the high is expected to be just 48 degrees with a low of 35 degrees. Winds out of the west-northwest will be moderate at 17 miles per hour.
Stay tuned next week to see what kind of weather is in store for Christmas Day and beyond.
If you’re in the holiday spirit (or in the mood to kiss as many people as possible) then take heed of this interesting tidbit about the Lowcountry.
Aside from pine trees and poinsettias, mistletoe is next in line as the most-popular Christmas plant. Surprisingly, this Christmas plant hailed for its promise of lasting romance, can be found in all sorts of trees in the region such as the pecan, honey locust, or certain oak trees.
Granted, it’s generally at the top of the trees and only accessible by those who are blessed with the ability to climb or shimmy their way to the uppermost branches, but you never know when a sprig might fall off.
If you do get your hands on some authentic Lowcountry mistletoe, hang it someplace where it will get a lot of use between now and Christmas.
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