First Alert Forecast: Temperatures take a big tumble by the weekend

First Alert Forecast: Temperatures take a big tumble by the weekend

Dust Off The Coats and Sweaters…Our First BIG Chill Here By The Weekend

The first of two cold fronts will push through the Midlands over the next few days. The first will move through Wednesday. The second front moves through on Saturday.

Each will bring some rain. The first front will bring scattered showers Tuesday and a few isolated showers Wednesday. The second front has a better shot at more widespread showers and even some thunderstorms, as this will be a much stronger front that will bring in the coldest air of the Fall season so far.

The current cold front is slowly moving to the south. Where the front is located will determine those folks that see 70s and those who see 80s Tuesday. Much of the central and southern Midlands should see 80s. North of Fairfield/Newberry county should see 70s and York county North 60s. Not much moisture to work with, so only a handful of showers Tuesday. We MIGHT see the lovely Wedge set up for late Wednesday/Thursday/Friday time frame…IF this takes place, we’ll see clouds and highs only in the Middle 60s. If it holds to the North, we’ll see the 70s.

Second front moves in by Saturday. Showers/Storms ahead of the front (could see some strong storms Saturday) Once that front has passed, hold on! It will get much cooler. Highs in the 60s and we could see widespread middle to upper 30s by Monday and Tuesday AM.

Von Gaskin's Oct. 16 noon forecast

Weather Headlines:

- Still warm and a bit muggy Tuesday and Wednesday with Lower to Middle 80s

- A few afternoon showers around

- Cold front moves through Wednesday. This will cool us down by about 10-12 degrees.

- Major cold front arrives on Saturday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms likely during the day.

- Much colder for Sunday – Tuesday. Highs in the 60s to near 70. Lows upper 30s to Near 40

Forecast:

Today: Mostly cloudy, warm and humid. 30% chance of showers. Highs middle 80s (Central/Southern Midlands) (70s North)

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows upper 60s

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, warm. 20% chance of isolated showers. Highs upper 70s

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