A disturbance making its way west toward the South Carolina coast may bring some showers to the CSRA this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
The forecast high for Aiken today is 90 degrees with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, according to Whitney Smith, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Columbia. The forecast for Sunday shows a high of 91 degrees with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Smith said there is a nontropical area of low pressure over South Carolina that is expected to move offshore and off the southeastern United States on Saturday.
AccuWeather.com said the disturbance has the potential to develop into a weak tropical system during the week of Independence Day.
“The chance of it becoming a named storm is very low,” Smith said, giving it a 20 percent chance.
Teddy Kulmala covers the crime and courts beat for the Aiken Standard.