FIRST ALERT : Beautiful Friday - Heavy Rain and Wind for Saturday

Published: Oct. 17, 2019 at 5:28 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Beautiful weather expected for this evening and tonight with clear skies. Temps tonight falling into the 40s. Friday afternoon looks GREAT with sunshine and highs in the low 70s. Big weather changes are on the way for the weekend. Heavy rain is expected Saturday into early Sunday with gusty winds. Clearing expected for Sunday afternoon.

First Alert Headlines:

- Clear and quiet tonight with 40s

- Beautiful Friday with sunshine and low 70s

- First Alert Weather Days posted for Saturday and Sunday AM

- Potential for periods of heavy rain and gusty winds

- Clearing out Sunday afternoon


First Alert Weather Summary:

No weather issues as we go into the night tonight into tomorrow. Clear skies overnight with temps falling into the 40s by the time you wake up Friday morning. Friday afternoon is just beautiful with temps in the 70s and sunshine!

Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen is currently sitting in the Gulf of Mexico and will slowly get a little more organized over the next 24-48 hours as it moves toward the Gulf Coast. During the day on Saturday, what will likely become Nestor will quickly move inland and bring impacts to the Midlands Saturday into Sunday AM.

Now, even if this Low Pressure system becomes named or not (Nestor is the next name), out impacts here locally will NOT change. We’ve issued First Alert weather days for Saturday and early Sunday. We’re expecting periods of heavy rain during the day on Saturday, Saturday evening and into early Sunday morning. Rain totals around 1 to 3 inches of rain. Along with the rain, we will experience gusty winds Saturday into Sunday. Sustained winds 15-20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH possible.

The storm will quickly move away Sunday morning and by the afternoon we’re looking at clearing skies and temps getting into the 70s. It will still be breezy at times with wind gusts to 20 MPH.

Monday morning and afternoon look GREAT again with temps in the mid to upper 70s. However, by the late evening we’re expecting a front to slide through. This will bring us the potential for thunderstorms Monday night into early Tuesday.

First Alert Forecast:

Tonight: Clear and chilly with lows in the 40s

Friday: Plenty of sunshine with highs in the 70s

First Alert Saturday: Periods of heavy rain and gusty winds to 30 MPH. Highs in the upper 60s.

First Alert Sunday: Early morning rain but clearing for the afternoon. Highs in the 70s and breezy.

Monday: Quiet for the morning and afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Thunderstorms at night


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