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Today’s Forecast

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Keeping an eye on hurricane season
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A surfer braves Tropical Storm Bertha in 2020. | Photo by @themilkywaychaser
This Thursday, June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season in the Lowcountry. We don’t want to rain on your parade, but you know what they say: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

Pull on your rain boots and wade into predictions for the 2023 season, local resources for hurricane preparedness, and how to stay updated on storm news.

This year’s outlook

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs until Thursday, November 30, is forecasted to have near-normal activity according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

By the numbers:
  • 40% chance of a near-normal season
  • 30% chance of an above-normal season
  • 30% chance of a below-normal season
  • 12-17 named storms predicted
  • 5-9 storms may become hurricanes
  • 1-4 hurricanes may become major hurricanes

Be prepared

Here are several key resources in the Lowcountry for hurricane preparedness so you can be ready come what may.

Staying up to date

This map is a useful tool for staying updated on current tropical activity. Pro tip: To work smarter not harder, save it as your browser’s home page.

Check out these Twitter pages for down-to-the-minute news on local storm activity.
Keep an eye on Bessie the Coburg Cow. If the Holy City’s favorite weather predictor is taken down, you know things are getting real.

Stay safe, Charlestonians.
Monday, May 29
  • Under the Southern Sun | Monday, May 29 | 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Lowcountry Artists Gallery, 148 E. Bay St., Charleston | Free | Enjoy a display of oil paintings featuring landscapes by local artist Tina Mayland.
Tuesday, May 30
  • Shag Night on the Village Green | Tuesday, May 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Freshfields Village, 165 Village Green Dr., Kiawah Island | Free | Dust off your dancing shoes and enjoy beach music tunes perfect for shag dancing.
  • The Summer of Twilight Film Series: Twilight | Tuesday, May 30 | 7 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston | $8 | Catch a screening of the first movie in the “Twilight” film series.
Wednesday, May 31
  • Park & Grove Spring Market | Wednesday, May 31 | 5-8 p.m. | Park & Grove, 730 Rutledge Ave., Charleston | Free | Shop local vendors and stop by the outdoor bar at this pet-friendly market on the last Wednesday of the month.
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News Notes
Coming Soon
  • A new nightlife concept is coming to Cannonborough Elliotborough from the crew behind Uptown Social, Bodega, and Share House. The former location of Warehouse at 45 1/2 Spring St. will be changing over the next few months and we’ll keep you posted.
  • There will be a public hearing and special meeting on the Union Pier redevelopment on Wednesday, June 7 with the city’s Planning Commission. Submit a comment by Tuesday, June 6 at noon. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. in the Ports Authority Passenger Terminal at 196 Concord St. and will be live streamed.
Today Is
  • Memorial Day, honoring US military personnel who died in the line of duty. It is a federal holiday, meaning civic offices, most state offices, banks, and public libraries will be closed. Observe the day at the free Memorial Day Concert at Hampton Park from 3-4 p.m.
  • Check out the next Merc Market, a new 100% local market from the team behind Mercantile & Mash. On Sunday, June 4 from 5-8 p.m., shop Charleston vendors and listen to live music at 701 East Bay St. The market runs on the first Sunday of every month.
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Hey readers, this is my last newsletter. Thank you so much for your support and for sticking with CHStoday these past few years. Here are some of my favorite stories. Please feel free to reach out and keep in touch. Wishing you all the best.
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