FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Wet start to our Sunday but drier conditions this afternoon
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The front and showers have pushed off to the east but the clouds will be lingering over the Midlands into the start of the work week.
FIRST ALERT HEADLINES
- Rather cloudy with a stray shower/drizzle possible tonight. Lows in the lower 60s.
- Mostly cloudy skies continue into the start of the work week for Monday and Tuesday.
- As the clouds linger our temperatures will stay below average much of next week with highs in the 70s and lower 80s.
- Sunshine returns to the Carolinas for the second half of the work week.
- Right now Memorial Day weekend is looking dry with temperatures in the 80s.
FIRST ALERT WEATHER SUMMARY
Clouds will stick around tonight with maybe a stray drizzle or sprinkle as temperatures drop into the low to mid 60s.
Heading into the work week a low pressure system will develop over Florida producing showers for the sunshine state and south Georgia but thanks to an area of high pressure to our north that should help to keep the rain just to our south but mostly cloudy skies will linger over the Midlands holding highs below average in the lower 80s on Monday.
This set-up looks to continue Tuesday and Wednesday with the low to our South over Florida and high pressure to our north keeping our weather on the cloudy and cooler side with a slight chance for a few showers. Highs Tuesday and Wednesday will be stuck in the 70s.
Our skies will finally clear giving us a good deal of sunshine Thursday helping to warm highs back into the lower 80s.
As we head towards the Memorial Day holiday weekend there is some good news as we look to be dry in the Midlands with temperatures warming back into the middle 80s for Sunday and Monday.
However, if you have plans out towards the beach Thursday through Saturday you could run into some wet and rainy weather as a low pressure will be sliding up the east coast producing a good deal of showers for the beaches.
And it is beginning to be that time again as we are just 11 days away from the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1st. Today the National Hurricane Center issued there first Tropical Outlook for a broad area of low pressure just to the north of the Dominican Republic that has only a 10% chance of development. This low should move due north and stay away from the United States.
FIRST ALERT FORECAST
Tonight: Rather cloudy with a stray sprinkle possible. Lows in the low to mid 60s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy skies with highs in the lower 80s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy skies with a 20% chance of a couple stray showers, highs are in the upper 70s.
Wednesday: Morning clouds give way to some afternoon sun. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy skies with highs back into the lower 80s.
Friday: Mix of sun and clouds with highs in highs in the mid to upper 70s.
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