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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -It will be asunny--but alsocold and windy--weekend across the Midlands.

Saturday began with below freezing temperatures, and a warmup is not expected. Highs for the day were only forecast to get into the mid-40s.

News19 Meteorologist Chrstine Gallagher says an area of high pressure is moving out of the Gulf of Mexico and into the southeast. As it does, it will keep the skies clear, but it will also bring with it high winds.

Already the area has seen winds of 18-20 miles an hour, and that will continue through Sunday, with gusts of even higher winds possible.The conditionswill create wind chills that make it feel much cooler outside.

The low Sunday morning is expected to be just 29 degrees in Columbia. Things will warm up a little by the afternoon, with highs forecast in the mid-50s.

Therise in temperatures continues into the start of next week, as we'll see a high in the 60s Monday. The current forecast shows no chance of rain for the upcoming week.

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