FIRST ALERT- Frost possible for some areas of the Midlands Wednesday morning

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Published: Apr. 18, 2022 at 4:53 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 19, 2022 at 2:59 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - There’s a chance of some patchy frost Wednesday morning as a large high pressure center pushes over the region. We’re expecting temperatures to fall into the 30s.

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First Alert Headlines

  • We are cool today with highs in the mid 60s with sunny skies.
  • First Alert for tonight and Wednesday morning as temperatures will dip down to around 35-38 bringing the potential for frost.
  • A Frost Advisory is in effect for our northern and western counties from 2am to 9am Wednesday.
  • We are staying dry this week with temperatures warming back into the 70s for Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.
  • We warm up into the low to mid 80s this weekend.

First Alert Summary

A cold front to our south is transporting in a modified arctic airmass over the region. This just means that the air has been modified by the land in the northern and central U.S., which takes away some of its extreme cold. But today will be well below average with highs near 66. Our average high is 78. Skies are sunny as dry air moves over the region.

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Tonight is a First Alert for the potential for some frost, especially in our northern and western counties. Lows dip down to around 35-40 as a high pressure center just to our north calms down the winds and allows for clear skies. This allows the heat we gained throughout the day to escape back into space. Bring in or cover the sensitive plants you may have planted as of late.

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Wednesday we are warming up into the low 70s with partly cloudy skies as the high moves east it starts to funnel in a southern flow warming us up.

Thursday is even warmer with lows in the mid 40s and highs in the upper 70s.

Friday we see low 80s with sunny skies. Saturday and Sunday are in the mid 80s with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

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Forecast Update

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 60s

First Alert Tonight: A cold night with temps falling into the 30s. Patchy frost is possible

Wednesday: A cold start in the 30s but warming to the 70s for the afternoon with more sunshine

Thursday: Warming up with mid to upper 70s. Sunshine and clouds.

Friday: Sunshine with clouds and highs around 83.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 80s.

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