Columbia, SC (WLTX) - New Year's Day will be mostly sunny, cold and dry.

The weekend ended mostly cloudy and cold. High temperatures were in the lower 40s across the area Sunday afternoon.

The first day of 2018 will be very cold. The winds will pick up on New Year's Day and temperatures will top out in the middle to upper 30s. It well feel even colder with the breezy conditions.

Winds will diminish Monday night, Tuesday morning readings will be in the middle teens. Wind chill values may fall into the single digits Tuesday morning. Wind chill temperatures may reach advisory levels.

Tuesday afternoon temperatures will only top out in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.

A system will be off the coast Wednesday. Some wintry weather will be possible along the coast. Right now, we do not expect any precipitation for us in the Midlands.

Temperatures will moderate slightly into Wednesday, but a new surge of cold air will push into the region late in the day. It will be breezy and colder on Thursday.

The cold, dry air mass will be in place into the next weekend. Temperatures may moderate a little Sunday.