FIRST ALERT: Sunday is an Alert Day; a cold rain is expected in the Midlands

Kevin Arnone's Jan. 12 Saturday weather forecast

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Heads up! Sunday is an Alert Day. We’re tracking temperatures that will bring a cold rain to the Midlands.

Von Gaskin's Jan. 10 noon forecast

First Alert Weather Headlines:

Von Gaskin's Jan. 10 late-afternoon weather forecast

· Sunday is an Alert Day.

· An area of low pressure will bring a cold rain to the Midlands.

· Some sleet or freezing rain could mix in early Sunday morning for the Northern Midlands. We’ll keep an eye on it.

· Highs this weekend will be in the 40s. Lows will be in the 30s.

· Drier weather moves in early next week.

First Alert Weather Story:

We are tracking an area of low pressure that will move toward the Palmetto State from the northern Gulf Coast. As the system approaches, we’ll see a cold rain overspreading the Midlands this weekend, especially late Saturday into Sunday.

Most, if not all, of the wintry weather with this system will develop well to our north. However, we’ll keep a close eye on the forecast. We can’t rule out some sleet or a period of freezing rain mixing in, especially for the Northern Midlands early Sunday morning. But areas in the Upstate and in North Carolina will have a much better chance of seeing a wintry mix and/or accumulating snow with this system at this time. Parts of the Midlands could see anywhere from .25″ to .50″ of rain through Sunday.

Make sure you check back in with our local forecast as we move through the next several days for any changes. We’ll alert you if there is a better likelihood of wintry weather here in the Midlands.

High temperatures will be in the 40s this weekend. Low temperatures will be in the 30s.

Drier weather moves in early next week. Highs will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

Stay with your WIS First Alert Weather Team for further weather updates

Saturday: Cloudy and Cold. Late Day Showers (30%). Highs in the mid to upper 40s. Winds: E/NE 5-10 mph.

First Alert Sunday: Cloudy. Cold Rain (70%). Sleet or freezing rain could mix in Sunday morning, mainly in the Northern Midlands. Highs in the upper 40s. Winds: N/NE 5-10 mph.

Monday: Cloudy and Chilly. Highs in the upper 40s.

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