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FIRST ALERT: Winter Storm Watch moves in Friday

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Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 6:26 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2022 at 12:43 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - We’re tracking another wintry mix for the Midlands for part of your weekend.

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First Alert Weather Headlines:

· Warmer temps today with highs in the low 60s and partly cloudy skies.

· 70% chance of showers Thursday with mid 50s.

· Friday and Saturday are Alert Days.

· Wintry mix possible Friday with sleet, freezing rain, rain, and snow possible (60% chance)

· Overnight into Saturday it goes up to an 80% chance of freezing rain and snow showers.

· Expect a few snow showers Saturday morning (20-30% chance).

· Sunday brings partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 40s.

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First Alert Weather Story:

Here comes another system! We’ve got the potential for more icy weather Friday and into Saturday morning. Alert Days are posted for both days for the chance of accumulating ice and some snow as well.

Today will be dry and warm! Highs are in the low 60s with partly cloudy skies as high pressure moves to the east bringing in a southerly flow.

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A cold front pushes in Thursday and it increases our chances of rain to 70%. Around a quarter inch of rain is possible. Expect on and off showers throughout the day with highs in the mid 50s.

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We see some on and off showers and sleet and a little freezing rain possible Friday morning. By mid morning a low pressure system to our south will kick over moisture over cold air at the surface being supplied by a high pressure system north of the Canadian border. The best chance of sleet, then freezing rain is Friday and into Friday night as temperatures drop below freezing by Friday evening. Preliminary numbers for ice is right around 0.1 to 0.25″. Chance of precip is around 70% for Friday.

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Snow is a possibility overnight as temperatures continue to fall, just a dusting to an inch possible. A winter storm watch is in effect from Thursday evening until Saturday morning.

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Lows are downright cold Saturday morning with temps bottoming out down to 23. There’s a 20-30% chance of some flurries Saturday morning. Highs are in the low 40s by the afternoon.

Sunday is dry and chilly. Lows are in the mid 25 and highs reach the upper 40s. Skies are partly cloudy.

Monday morning we have mid 20s for lows and highs reaching the low 50s.

Today: Partly Cloudy and Cool. Highs in the low 60s.

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers (70%). Highs in the mid 50s.

Alert Day Friday: Mostly Cloudy. Wintry Mix Possible (70%). Freezing Rain and Ice Likely. Highs in the mid 30s.

Alert Day Saturday: Partly Cloudy. AM Flurries (20-30%). Cold. Highs in the low 40s.

Sunday: Partly Cloudy and Chilly. High temperatures in the upper 40s.

Monday: Mostly Sunny and Chilly. Highs in the low 50s.

Tuesday: Mostly Cloudy and Chilly. Highs in the low 50s.

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