FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Chilly tonight, rain moves in Wednesday night
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - We’ve got a cold start to the morning Tuesday, but sunshine is expected throughout the afternoon. Rain comes in by Wednesday night.
FIRST ALERT HEADLINES
- Clear skies tonight and temperatures will dip into the mid 30s.
- Low 50s Tuesday with mostly sunny skies.
- Cloudy skies are expected Wednesday with a 30% chance of some showers by the afternoon/evening.
- Rain chances go up to around 80-90% Wednesday night into Thursday.
- Around a half inch to an inch of rain is possible.
- We cool off and clear up Friday and Saturday with high temps in the mid 50s to low 50s.
FIRST ALERT SUMMARY
High pressure will keeps us dry, cool, and clear throughout the night tonight. Low temperatures are down into the mid 30s with mostly clear skies.
Highs reach the low 50s with mostly sunny conditions Tuesday as high pressure sits over the southeastern states.
Lows are again in the mid 30s Wednesday morning, but clouds are building ahead of our next cold front. The front brings a 30% chance of some afternoon/evening showers. Highs are in the low 50s for the afternoon hours.
Overnight the front nears and increases our chances of rain to 80%. Lows are down to 49. Rain continues throughout the morning and into Thursday afternoon. Going up to 90% during this time frame. Around 0.5-1″ of rain can be expected. It looks to clear out by the late afternoon and evening. There’s a surge of warm air ahead of the front that brings temps up to 65.
Behind the cold front is.... colder air! So temps drop down to 38 Friday morning and highs are about 10 degrees cooler with highs in the mid 50s.
Saturday morning we see mid 30s and highs in the low 50s. Skies are sunny as high pressure builds over the region.
FIRST ALERT FORECAST
Tonight: Mostly clear skies with lows in the mid 30s.
Tuesday: Mainly sunny and cool, with highs in the low to mid-50s.
Wednesday: Increasing clouds with showers developing very late in the day. (30% chance) Highs only to the low 50s.
Thursday: Steady rain showers likely for most of the day. Highs increase to the mid-60s. Rain chance is 90%.
Friday: Mainly sunny and cool with temperatures in the low to mid-50s.
Saturday: Mainly sunny and colder with highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s.
Sunday: Cold start with low 30s and highs near 50.
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