We’ve been enjoying a period of record warmth here in Charleston, but that is in the process of coming to a very abrupt end. A cold front is pushing through this evening; once the clouds break, expect temperatures to plummet into the low 30s. This is a stark change from lows in the mid-50s that we’ve enjoyed all week. As for your daytime high tomorrow? 45 degrees. Now, those are inland numbers; the water will add a couple degrees downtown and on the beaches, but still — it’s going to feel like winter again in a hurry.
Temperatures will rebound fairly quickly, though; Tuesday gets us into the upper 50s and by Wednesday we’ll be flirting with 70 again. This sets us up for a warm and wet Christmas, unfortunately, with another system slated to come through that day. That system won’t modify our temperatures much, and we’re slated to be in another warm weather pattern through the weekend.
So, keep those jackets handy, but also keep an eye on the short-sleeves, as you’ll be reaching for those again by midweek.