FIRST ALERT- Tracking the potential for a wintry mix in the Midlands Saturday night into Sunday

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Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 7:07 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2022 at 1:12 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - We’re tracking the potential for a wintry mix in the Midlands as we push into your weekend.

First Alert Weather Headlines:

· After a cold start today, high temperatures will climb into the mid 50s under mostly sunny skies.

· More clouds move in by Thursday as high temperatures rise into the upper 50s to near 60.

· We’ll see more sunshine by Friday. Highs will be in the mid 50s.

· Heads up! Saturday and Sunday are Alert Days.

· We’re tracking the potential for a wintry mix here in the Midlands all depending on the track of an area of low pressure near the Palmetto State. Right now, there is the potential we could see freezing rain/ice in the Midlands. Some snow could mix in at the end of the event, but a lot can still change between now and this weekend.

· MLK Day this Monday will feature mostly sunny skies and chilly weather. Temperatures will be in the mid 40s.

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First Alert Weather Story:

There’s a chance of wintry precipitation for this weekend! Heads up!

This afternoon we warm up to the mid 50s and we have sunny skies with just a few clouds for the afternoon.

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Tonight we are down to 31 and highs reach the low 60s Thursday. There’s an upper level trough that brings some clouds to the area. Skies are mostly cloudy because of the trough.

Friday the sunshine returns and we are still on the mild side. Lows are in the upper 30s and highs reach the upper 50s.

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Saturday morning we have lows near 35 and our next big system approaches from the west. This increases our cloud coverage. Expect mid 30s in the morning and highs reach the upper 40s.

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Our low pressure system that could bring some wintry precip to the area moves closer to Georgia Saturday night. We see rain showers begin overnight, then a transition to a wintry mix including freezing rain, sleet, and a few flakes. As temperatures rise into the mid to upper 30s we see a transition to a rain and sleet mix, then as the low passes to the east colder air filters in and a transition to snow is possible.

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Let’s talk models. The Euro is the most robust in bringing snow to areas north of I 20. The American model has backed off of the snow totals and now brings mostly rain to the region. I am leaning more on the Euro model right now because it is the most consistent. Just know, a shift in the track of this low makes ALL the difference of where the all-important cold air sets up! So this is a fluid situation that we will keep a very close eye on!

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Alert Day Wednesday: A Cold Start. Mostly Sunny. Morning temperatures in the low to mid 20s. Highs in the mid 50s.

Thursday: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to near 60.

Friday: Mostly Sunny and Cool. High temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Alert Day Saturday: Cloudy Skies. Increasing Rain/Snow Mix Chances by late Saturday. High temperatures in the mid to upper 40s.

Alert Day Sunday: Cloudy Skies. Wintry Mix Possible (80% chance). Cold. High temperatures in the mid to upper 30s.

MLK Day: Mostly Sunny and Chilly. Morning temperatures in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.

Tuesday: Sunny & Cool. Highs in the upper 40s.

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