FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Rain showers tonight and Thursday morning
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Rain moves in tonight with a 90% chance, it lasts until the early afternoon hours Thursday.
FIRST ALERT HEADLINES
- Tonight we see a 90% chance of rain showers with lows in the mid 40s.
- Thursday we have a 90% chance of rain in the morning then skies clear up by mid afternoon.
- Expect around 0.25-0.75″ of rain as this cold front moves through.
- The cold front will cool us down and dry us out by the weekend with upper 50s Friday and low 50s Saturday.
- Next week looks cooler than average with a few showers here and there.
FIRST ALERT SUMMARY
A strong cold front moves in tonight and brings a 90% chance of rain showers. Some downpours could be heavy at times, especially after midnight. Low temps are a bit warmer with mid 40s as a surge of warm air comes in from the southeast ahead of the front.
This surge of warm air gets our high temps in the mid 60s for Thursday. It also supplies more moisture to the region. Areas south and east of Columbia have a marginal risk (level 1) of severe weather as there could be enough instability to warrant a few storms. The general thought is that most of the storms will be sub-severe.
Thursday morning we have a 90% chance of rain and it starts to taper off by early afternoon. We could see some sunshine by mid to late afternoon. Rainfall amounts look to be around 0.25-0.75″. A few locations could be around 1″ within the heavier downpours.
Colder air comes in behind the front and clears us up Friday. Lows are in the upper 30s and highs are in the upper 50s. The cooler air is drier, so expect mostly sunny skies.
More cold air comes in Saturday. Morning lows are again in the upper 30s and highs reach the low 50s. Expect a few clouds, but conditions will stay dry.
Sunday morning will be chilly with lows in the low 30s. Highs reach the low 50s with sunny skies as high pressure builds over the region.
We are cold Monday morning with lows in the upper 20s. Highs reach the upper 50s with partly cloudy skies.
FIRST ALERT FORECAST
Tonight: 90% chance of showers then rain and a few downpours during the early morning hours. Lows are in the mid 40s.
Thursday: Steady rain showers hold for the morning and early afternoon. Few rumbles of thunder possible. Highs briefly increase to the mid-60s.
Friday: Mainly sunny and cool with temperatures in the upper 50s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and colder with highs in the low 50s.
Sunday: Sunny after a cold start. Highs nearing 50.
Monday: Partly cloudy with high temperatures in the low 50s, following chilly morning lows in the 20s.
Tuesday: More clouds move in with a 20% chance of showers. Highs are in the low 50s.
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