COLUMBIA, S.C. — Easter Sunday was mostly sunny and pleasant. High temperatures were in the middle to upper 60s across the Midlands.

Temperatures will be increasing during the workweek. Highs on Monday will be near 80° with lots of sunshine.

It will be even warmer Tuesday through Thursday. High temperatures may top off in the middle to upper 80s. Our warmest day so far this season is 87° on April 8.

A system will approach the area towards the end of the workweek. Showers and a few storms will be possible Friday. 

Dry weather should return to the area by the weekend. Temperatures will be a little cooler with highs in the lower 80s.