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First Alert Forecast: The weather turns nicer this week - Next chance for rain is Friday

Published: Mar. 12, 2019 at 12:58 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The weather will be quiet for a few days across the Midlands with more sunshine, warmer temps and dry skies. Next chance for rain is Friday.

First Alert Weather Headlines:

· Expecting sun and clouds for this afternoon with highs in the 60s.

· We’ll see clouds and sunshine Wednesday and Thursday as well. High temps near 70 by Wednesday but into the upper 70s for Thursday

· A cold front brings scattered showers and a storm or two to the Midlands by Friday (50%). Highs will be in the mid 70s.

· A few showers could linger into Saturday (20%). Highs in the 60s and cold Saturday night with 30s.

First Alert Weather Story:

Today, we’re expecting dry weather. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon. Temperatures will be slightly cooler due to northeasterly winds so highs will be in the mid 60s. No weather issues this evening or overnight tonight with temps falling into the 40s.

For Wednesday, we’ll see partly cloudy skies. No rain is expected. Highs will climb to around 70.

Get ready for much warmer weather for Thursday as temperatures will soar into the mid to upper 70s by afternoon under partly sunny skies.

A cold front will approach the Midlands Friday. The front will likely bring with it scattered showers and the chance for an isolated thunderstorm. A couple showers may linger into early Saturday AM. We’ll keep an eye on it. Rain chances on Friday are around 50%. Otherwise, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the mid 70s on Friday, then drop into the 60s on Saturday.

By Saturday night, we’re expecting temps in the 30s.

Today: Sun & Clouds with temps in the mid 60s.

Tonight: A few passing clouds with lows in the 40s.

Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Highs near 70.

Thursday: A few more clouds out there with highs in the mid to upper 70s

Friday: Watching for a few showers and storms (50%) Highs in the mid 70s.

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