FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Cold rain tonight, more showers Wed & Thursday, dangerously cold for Christmas weekend
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - We’ve got rain showers and cold temps for tonight, more showers Wed & Thu and then dangerous cold weather for Friday through Saturday making them First Alert Weather Days.
FIRST ALERT HEADLINES
- 90% chance of rain and showers tonight with low temps dipping into the mid 30s.
- Expect a few on and off showers Wednesday with cloudy skies, 30% chance of rain with highs in the mid 40s.
- We warm up into the low 50s by the afternoon with a 60% chance of rain and showers Thursday.
- FIRST ALERT Weather Days for Friday through Sunday’s cold temps and dangerous wind chills.
- Wind chills could get down to near 0 to 10 degrees Friday night into Saturday morning.
- Wind gust could get up to around 40mph during the overnight period.
- Temps are in the mid 30s Saturday afternoon with sunny skies and breezy winds.
FIRST ALERT SUMMARY
Tonight we have dreary and cold weather with a 90% chance of rain and low temps are going to be in the mid 30s. Cloudy skies as a coastal low to our south moves east of the region.
High pressure to our north and east will funnel in a northeast flow that keeps temps cool and skies cloudy. Expect a 30% chance of some on and off showers Wednesday. High temps are in the mid 40s.
Thursday we have temps near 40 in the morning. We see a 60% chance of rain mainly for the morning hours. A surge of warm air ahead of a cold front will get temps in the low 50s. The winds will start to pick up out of the south throughout the day.
Friday we have a major cold front pushing into the region. This lowers the temps from the 50s to the mid 30s by the afternoon. It will feel like the low 20s to upper teens with the wind chills. A FIRST ALERT Weather Day is in effect for afternoon cold temps and gusty winds.
The front could cause gusts up to 40mph. Temps tumble to 16 by Saturday morning. With the wind and cold temps our wind chills could be near 0-10 degrees! FIRST ALERT Weather Day for Saturday. Highs are only getting into the mid 30s by the afternoon.
We are keeping the FIRST ALERT Weather Day up for Christmas Day as well. Temps are still very cold as high pressure builds. The winds aren’t as bad but temps are in the upper teens Sunday morning, highs reach the upper 30s. Wind chills are around 25-30 for the afternoon hours.
FIRST ALERT FORECAST
Tonight: 90% chance of showers tonight with lows dipping into the mid 30s.
Wednesday: Limited peeks of sun with spotty showers possible (30%). Temperatures in the mid-40s.
Thursday: Another round of scattered showers, mainly in the morning with cloudy skies. Highs fight towards the low 50s.
FIRST ALERT Friday: Clouds in the morning then sunny skies. Temps fall throughout the day with night winds chills in the 10s or just below.
FIRST ALERT Saturday: Mostly sunny, cold & breezy. Highs in the mid-30s with potential wind chills in the 20s. Morning lows are near 17.
FIRST ALERT Christmas: Morning lows are in the upper teens, with highs to the upper 30s. Winds chills are near 15-20. STAY WARM!
Monday: Again in the upper teens for the morning with less wind. Highs reach the low 40s.
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