FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Clearing up tonight with temps dropping into the 30s
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Skies are clear with lows in the mid to upper 30s tonight. We stay dry for the weekend with mid 50s to low 50s for highs.
FIRST ALERT HEADLINES
- Skies are clearing up tonight with lows back down into the upper 30s.
- Sunny skies for Friday with highs reaching the upper 50s
- Expect a few more clouds Saturday, with highs in the mid 50s.
- Even colder air comes in Sunday with highs near 50, skies are sunny.
- Next week looks cooler than average with a few showers here and there.
- Christmas weekend looks downright cold, highs in the 30s!
FIRST ALERT SUMMARY
A strong cold front has moved through the region this afternoon, we are seeing dry and cooler air pushing in behind it. This means temperatures are in the upper 30s tonight with clear conditions.
Friday we have sunny skies with upper 50s for high temps as northwestern flow keeps us dry. A pressure gradient between a low to our north and highs to our southwest will brings some breezy winds around 20 to 25mph.
The jet stream speeds up a little Saturday over the region. This gives us some clouds in the upper levels of the atmosphere so expect mostly cloudy skies with high temps in the mid 50s.
Sunday morning is down to 32 with skies clearing up. High temperatures reach the low 50s. Skies are sunny as high pressure builds in from the west.
We are cold Monday morning with low temps in the upper 20s. Expect partly cloudy skies with high temps in the low 50s.
Tuesday a coastal low nears, this brings a 30% chance of some showers, mainly for our eastern counties. Lows in the morning are in the mid 30s and highs reach the low 50s.
FIRST ALERT FORECAST
Tonight: Clear skies with lows in the upper 30s.
Friday: Sunny and cool with highs in the mid to upper 50s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 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 upper 20s.
Tuesday: More clouds move in with a chance of showers returning. Highs in the low 50s.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of a few showers. Highs are in the low 50s.
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