FIRST ALERT- Periods of rain today, especially this evening

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Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 5:10 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2022 at 9:34 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The first round of rain is moving out this morning. It will dry out for a few hours before another round of rain rolls through this evening.

First Alert Headlines

  • First round of rain has finished. Drying out for a few hours before a second round of rain late this afternoon/evening
  • Most spots picked up between .25 and .50 inches of rain this AM
  • Highs climb into the low 80s today
  • A few showers and storms expected Sunday (40%)
  • Beautiful weather expected Tuesday-Thursday with 80s, sunshine and dry skies
  • In the Tropics, We are watching Earl and 1 waves in the Atlantic.

First Alert Summary:

We had a round of steady rain roll through this AM but we’ll slowly dry out for the rest of the morning hours. Most areas picked up .25-50 inches of rain. The afternoon features mostly cloudy skies with highs getting into the low 80s. A second round of rain will roll in late this afternoon and evening as we’re expecting another .25-50 inches of rain.


Expect a few downpours overnight tonight with temps falling into the low 70s.

Sunday features a few showers and storms with rain chances at 40% and highs in the mid 80s.

We’ll see a front slide through on Monday bringing with it a 30% chance for showers and storms but then some beautiful weather for Tuesday-Thursday with sunshine and clouds, lower humidity and 80s.


Hurricane Earl is moving NE at 35 mph and is expected to continue to move east and away from the US. Earl is expected to get stronger as it moves away and becomes a Cat 3 hurricane for Friday.

There is another wave coming off the coast of Africa with a 30% chance for Tropical Development over the next 5 days.


Forecast Update

FIRST ALERT TODAY: Periods of rain that could be heavy at times, especially this evening (60%). Highs in the low 80s

Tonight: Few showers (50%) with low in the 70s

Sunday: Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms, 40% chance. Highs are in the mid 80s

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of scattered showers and storms, highs are in the upper 80s

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid 80s

Wednesday: Lower humidity with sunshine and mid to upper 80s


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