FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Fire Danger Increased for Tuesday
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Head’s up! Fire Danger is elevated tomorrow for dry air, warmth, and wind.
FIRST ALERT HEADLINES
- Upper 50s tonight with mostly clear skies
- Conditions are favorable for fires to spread rapidly Tuesday afternoon
- Expect low 80s, dry air, and breezy winds Tuesday afternoon with plenty of sun.
- Low 40s Wednesday and Thursday morning with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
- 80% chance of showers Friday with highs in the upper 50s.
- Saturday has a few showers, just a 20% shot.
FIRST ALERT SUMMARY
Low 80s for Tuesday with winds around 10-20mph. The air will be dry enough to warrant a fire danger risk for the region. Fires can spread easily under these conditions. High temps reach the low 80s with sunny skies as high pressure holds on to the area from the south.
A cold front passes through Tuesday night and temps drop to 42 by the morning hours Wednesday. Highs reach the upper 60s, so much cooler than the previous few days. Dry air is still in place.
Thursday is similar with a few more clouds. Lows are around 43 and highs reach the mid 60s with partly cloudy skies. Still looking at dry conditions too.
Friday we have upper 40s in the morning. A low pressure system approaches from the west and we have an 80% chance of rain showers. A high pressure system to our northeast will funnel in cooler air from the north and that will lower our temps to near 59.
Saturday warms up a bit. Highs reach the mid 60s with partly cloudy skies. We have a 20% chance of a few showers.
FIRST ALERT FORECAST
Tonight: Mostly clear skies with lows in the upper 50s.
Tuesday: Sunny skies, warm, breezy and dry with an higher fire danger. Highs are in the low 80s.
Wednesday: Mainly sunny with highs falling back to the upper-mid 60s.
Thursday: Increasing clouds and cooler with highs in the mid-60s.
Friday: Rather cloudy with times of scattered showers (80% chance). Highs around 59 degrees.
Saturday: Clouds decrease with highs back to the mid-60s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with lows in the low 40s and highs reach the mid 60s.
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