We have had some beautiful weather in the Lowcountry recently. The air has felt crisp and It almost feels as though summer has finally faded away.
It would be so nice if the temperatures could stay under 85, but unfortunately, this cool autumn weather won’t continue as we approach October.
The first week of October typically signifies the true end to summer. The official first day of fall is September 23rd, but in September you typically still have pretty warm days.
As we go into the first week of October, our highs will in the upper 80s still and the lows in the 70s. This weather isn’t nearly as dreadful as the middle of July, where temperatures were in the upper 90s, but it would be nice if it would cool off a bit quicker.
If you’d like to place the blame for this false fall, then blame it on the jet stream.
Right now, it’s way up north because of high pressure that is down over the south-eastern United States. This isn’t anything unusual for this time of year, but it’s a bit inconvenient for us when it’s still ungodly hot outside.
Along with this high pressure sitting over South Carolina, this humidity is unreal. The humidity we experience here in the Lowcountry can make even the nicest days sometimes unbearable.
The average humidity in October is 74.1 percent, making it one of the highest out of the year. Luckily though, by mid to late October, we should see some much nicer and cooler weather.
For right now, I wouldn’t put up your summer clothing just yet. Hopefully over the next few weeks the weather will cool down.