FIRST ALERT: The bitterly cold temps are over, but here comes the rain

FIRST ALERT: The bitterly cold temps are over, but here comes the rain

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - If you've been waiting for our temperatures to warm up, get ready! We're tracking 70s in your forecast, but that warm-up won't last long.

As we move through your Monday night, expect a cold one. We'll see low temperatures in the mid-30s. Some of us could see a few showers tonight. Rain chances are around 20 and 30 percent. A little sleet could mix in with the rain for some. We'll keep an eye on it for you, especially if we begin seeing any changes.  Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies.

On Tuesday, we'll start our day with temperatures in the mid-30s. By the afternoon, highs will climb into the mid-50s. We'll see clouds and some sunshine on Tuesday. A couple of isolated showers are possible, but rain won't be the rule. Low temperatures will fall into the low and mid-40s.

Our warming trend will continue into Wednesday. Highs will reach the upper 50s and lower 60s under mostly cloudy skies. A couple of isolated showers are possible.

Highs will soar into the mid and upper 60s on Thursday and into the lower 70s by Friday.  Not only will our temperatures be going up, but our rain chances will, too.  A cold front will bring scattered rain from the west.

After the front passes through the area, highs will sink back into the 50s on Saturday and the 40s next Sunday and Monday.

  • Tonight: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Showers Possible (20%). Low temperatures in the mid-30s. Winds: N 5 mph.
  • Tuesday: Clouds and Some Sunshine. Isolated Showers (20%). Highs in the mid-50s. Winds: NE-E 5-10 mph.
  • Wednesday: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Showers (20%). Highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

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