FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Sunny skies today then heavy rain moves in Sunday

Published: Jan. 12, 2023 at 7:13 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 6:11 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - It is going to be a beautiful end to the work week today with lots of sunshine and highs in the middle 60 but we’re watching for the chance of heavy rain Sunday.

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FIRST ALERT HEADLINES:

  • Mostly sunny this afternoon with highs in 60s.
  • Clouds move in Saturday with cooler temperatures in the mid 50s.
  • FIRST ALERT Weather Day for Sunday as we will steady rounds of moderate to heavy rain which could lead to minor localized flooding.
  • Then another round of rain arrives Tuesday evening into Wednesday.
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FIRST ALERT SUMMARY:

Today will be the last of the nice, warm temperatures with highs in the middle 60s under mostly sunny skies as high pressure settles in over the eastern half of the country. It will also be a little breezy today with some gusts up to 20 mph.

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Tonight into Saturday clouds will begin to slide over the region helping to keep temperatures on the cooler side tomorrow in the middle 50s.

A First Alert Weather Day has been issued for Saturday night into Sunday as a low pressure system will move out of the Gulf and over the Carolinas producing steady rains throughout much of Sunday.

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Some of these showers could be on the moderate to heavy side leading to about 1-2 inches of rainfall throughout the Midlands. This could result in some minor street flooding in the typical spots.

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The rain moves out Monday giving us a chance to dry out with a mix of sun and clouds but staying cool with highs in the middle 50s.

Another low pressure/cold front system heads our way Tuesday night into Wednesday giving us more showers and a couple thunderstorms.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST:

Friday: Mostly sunny and beautiful with temperatures in the mid 60s.

Saturday: Increasing cloud with highs much cooler in the mid 50s.

FIRST ALERT Sunday: Periods of rain that will be heavy at times. About 1-2 inches of rain is expected. Highs in the mid 50s. Rain chances at 100%.

Monday: Highs in the upper 50s with partly cloudy skies.

Tuesday: Overcast with a few showers late in the day. Highs in the mid 50s.

Wednesday: Cloudy skies with scattered showers and maybe a rumble of thunder. Lows are in the upper 40s and highs reach the mid 60s.

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