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FIRST ALERT -Wet weather begins today, thunder possible Wednesday

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Published: Mar. 7, 2022 at 6:32 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2022 at 7:26 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - We’ve got some good chances of rain and thunder this week, and a big cool down by this weekend!

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First Alert Headlines

  • Chance of rain has gone up to 40% today with mostly cloudy skies by the afternoon hours.
  • FIRST ALERT day for Wednesday as we see some thunder and rain move through the region.
  • FIRST ALERT day for Thursday with on and off heavy rain showers possible.
  • A strong cold front comes in Friday and brings a good chance of rain and then some windy showers for Saturday morning.
  • FIRST ALERT DAYS - Sunday and Monday for a light freeze as temperatures drop to the 20s and 30s.
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First Alert Summary

Skies become cloudy this afternoon and we have a 40% chance of some showers. Highs are much cooler than yesterday with temps topping off at 69.

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Wednesday is an ALERT DAY as a stationary boundary sits over the region and small short waves push along the boundary in the upper levels of the atmosphere. Highs reach the low 70s with a 70% chance of rain and thunder. Winds could be breezy at times. Know that there’s a state wide tornado drill at 9am Wednesday, it’s a great time to practice your emergency plan with your loved ones!

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Thursday is also an ALERT DAY for on and off heavy rain showers. Chance of rain is again near 70%. Temperatures are cooler with highs reaching the upper 50s. Skies are cloudy throughout the day.

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We see a break in the rain Friday morning, but a cold front nears by the afternoon and increases our chances of rain to 60% for the afternoon and an 80% chance overnight into Saturday morning. Highs reach the upper 60s Friday.

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Morning lows are down to 58 Saturday morning and there’s a 60% chance of rain showers in the morning. The winds will be strong during the day Saturday with gusts up to 35mph. Temps are cooling off throughout the day, the highs should be around 61 and that should occur in the morning.

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Temps DROP to the mid 20s Sunday morning and that leads to another FIRST ALERT for tender vegetation and plants. It also cools off to the low 30s Monday morning with another light freeze possible giving us another FIRST ALERT.

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Forecast Update

Today: Increasing clouds. Chance of showers (40%). Warm. Highs in the upper 60s.

FIRST ALERT Wednesday: Cloudy. Chance of showers/storms (70%). Highs in the upper 50s.

FIRST ALERT Thursday: Cloudy. Chance of Showers/storms (70%). Highs in the upper 50s.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy with a 60% chance of rain and thunder in the afternoon.

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy with a 60% chance of morning showers. Windy. Highs reach the low 60s.

FIRST ALERT Sunday: Lows are near 25 in the morning. We see highs in the mid 50s with sunny skies.

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