FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Spring arrives this week with rain and sno - - Columbia, South Carolina

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Spring arrives this week with rain and snow


*Mostly clear tonight with some clouds increasing closer to sunrise
*Clouds thicken Monday, afternoon light showers possible with a moderate to heavy rain expected Monday night into Tuesday morning. 1" or more of rain possible.
*FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY on Wednesday for wet snow or a snow/rain mix


TONIGHT: Mainly clear for the balance of the night, but clouds will begin to increase quickly toward daybreak. Lows in the mid 30s.

MONDAY: Clouds thicken with some light, spotty rain showers possible by afternoon. A more widespread rain moves in later in the evening and overnight and could be heavy at times. Highs in the low 50s. (PM Rain Chance: 30%)

7am: Mostly Cloudy, 36°, 0% Rain Chance

Noon: Cloudy, 48°, 10% Rain Chance

4pm: Cloudy, Slight Rain Chance, 52°, 30% Rain Chance

7pm: Cloudy, Showers Possible, 50°, 30% Rain Chance

TUESDAY: First day of Spring! Rain will be moderate to heavy at times during the morning. Rain tapers to just some scattered showers in the afternoon. Another round of precipitation moves in later Tuesday evening and overnight in the form of a rain/snow mix changing to wet snow. Slushy accumulations of 1" to a max of 3" POSSIBLE which would likely impact the Wednesday morning commute. Lows in the upper 30s, highs in the low 40s. (Rain Chance: 90%)

WEDNESDAY: FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Wet snow or a rain/snow mix is likely during the day. Best accumulations will occur into mid-morning. Thereafter, any additional accumulation will be dictated by precipitation intensity. Heavier snow showers could accumulate, lighter snow unlikely to accumulate much, if any. Lows in the low 30s, highs in the mid and upper 30s. (Precipitation Chance: 80%)

THURSDAY: Early AM slick spots possible otherwise mostly sunny, breezy and chilly. Lows in the upper 20s, highs in the low 50s.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly. Lows in the upper 20s, highs in the mid 50s.

SATURDAY: Clouds move in quickly with rain developing, mostly in the afternoon. Lows in the low to mid 30s, highs in the low 50s. (Rain Chance: 60%)

SUNDAY: Variable cloudiness and windy with more scattered rain showers possible during the day. Lows in the mid to upper 30s, highs around 50°. (Rain Chance: 30%)

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