Colder weather, thunderstorms expected this week in Beaufort County. Check out the forecast

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National Weather Service

Warmer weather at the tail-end of last week was a short reprieve ahead of thunderstorms and another projected cold front heading to Beaufort County, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston.

The cold weather is expected to hit after thunderstorms and rain move through the area Monday with one-fourth to three-fourths of an inch of rain possible, officials from NWS said in a briefing. Widespread flooding is not expected.

The change, said Dwight Koehn, a meteorologist with the NWS, is that of a “typical transition season” from winter to spring.

“The temperatures are expected to be 10 degrees below the season average for the next couple of days,” Koehn said.

Monday and Tuesday are expected to get the most rain with severe thunderstorms starting Monday from 1-8 p.m. A “severe thunderstorm,” according to meteorologists at the NWS, is one that comes with 58 mph or greater winds and or 1 inch or greater in diameter hail. Wind gusts Monday are expected to come in at 60 mph and higher.

The rain Tuesday is expected to hit after 2 p.m. with a high of 75 degrees. Another bout of rain is possible between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. with a low of 55.

Temperatures for the rest of the week are expected to drop into the 50s at night though they will range into the upper-60s and 70s during the day. The rain is expected to clear until Saturday when there is a 30% chance of rain and a high near 84 degrees during the day and a low of 62 degrees.

The chance for rain drops to 20% Sunday, which is expected to be mostly sunny with a high of 78.