First Alert Forecast: Several chances for rain then a big fall cool down

Updated: Oct. 25, 2019 at 7:08 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Get ready for several opportunities for rain over the next few days. In fact, some of that rain could come from the tropics as a system develops in the Gulf.

First Alert Weather Headlines:

· Temps in the 50s this morning with mostly cloudy skies

· We’ll see mostly cloudy skies Friday afternoon. An isolated late day shower is possible (20%) late this evening. Highs will be in the mid 70s.

· Unsettled weather is expected at times this weekend. 30% on Saturday but a better chance Sunda 40%

· More showers are in your forecast for Monday-Thursday of next week

· Then a big cool down is expected with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s


First Alert Weather Story:

Temps will be in the 50s this morning under mostly cloudy skies. As we move through the afternoon, we’ll continue with mostly cloudy skies with highs getting into the mid 70s. An isolated later evening shower is possible. Rain chances are around 20% but most areas staying dry.

This weekend, we’ll see an opportunity for some unsettled weather moving into the Midlands. An area of low pressure (called Invest 97-L) that’s in the Gulf of Mexico now will move northward and spread moisture over the Southeast U.S. late this weekend. As of now, we will not get the bulk of the moisture, in fact, a front will scoop up some of the moisture from the tropics and push it into the Midlands late Saturday and Sunday.

A few isolated showers are possible Saturday but models are trending toward a dryer day than Sunday. We’ll keep rain chances on Saturday around 30%. Any rain will occur late in the afternoon into the evening. Right now, there’s a better chance for isolated showers Sunday with rain chances around 40% as the front moves through the viewing area.

Not as much rain is expected Monday with rain chances around 20%. Scattered showers are possible Tuesday and Wednesday (40%). Highs will be in the 70s. For now, Halloween looks partly to mostly cloudy. A few showers are possible. Highs will be in the low 70s.

Highs will drop into the 60s by the end of next week into the weekend.

Today: Mostly cloudy skies. Highs in the mid 70s. 20% chance for a late shower this evening

Tonight: Not as cool with lows in the 60s. Mostly cloudy skies.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 70s. 30% chance of a shower

Sunday: Highs near 80. Better chance for a few showers (40%)

Monday: A mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the 70s. 20% chance of a shower

Tuesday: 40% chance for scattered showers. Highs in the low 70s.

Wednesday: 40% chance for scattered showers. Highs in the low 70s.

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