Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Today will be mostly sunny and mild, and it will warm up even more Friday.

The rain moved out of the area late Wednesday night, and the clouds moved out a little faster than anticipated today.

High temperatures are now expected to hit the upper 50s to near 60 degrees..

Mostly clear skies are expected overnight. Low temperatures will fall into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

We will see more sunshine Friday. High temperatures will be in the middle 60s to end the workweek.

The weekend will start off dry, but clouds will return during the day Saturday. Scattered showers are expected late Saturday and Sunday.

High temperatures will be in the lower 70s Saturday and middle 60s Sunday.

Christmas Day will be chilly and mostly sunny. High temperatures will be in the middle to lower 50s. Colder weather is expected Tuesday and Wednesday.