COLUMBIA, S.C. — We enjoyed two seasons over the weekend. Saturday was summer like, and Sunday felt like fall. The typical October weather will continue for the start of the new workweek.
Lows started off in the lower to middle 40s for most of the area Monday. The Columbia airport dropped to at least 40 degrees. Orangeburg fell to at least 43 degrees. Sumter had a low of at least 46 this morning.
The coolest report across the Midlands came out of Cedar Creek, they had a low temperature of 35.
Columbia had not had a low temperature cooler than 40° since April 23 when the low was 35 degrees.
Monday afternoon will be sunny and a little warmer. Highs will be in the middle 70s with blue, clear skies.
The dry weather will continue through the workweek. A few more clouds will be possible Friday as a cold front moves through, but rain is not expected.
Temperatures will gradually warm into the lower 80s by Wednesday. Temperatures will remain in the upper 70s to lower 80s through Friday.
The weekend will be sunny, dry, and seasonable. High temperatures will be in the middle 70s both Saturday and Sunday.
According to the Climate Prediction Center, warmer-than-normal temperatures are expected in the 8-14 temperature outlook.
Tracking the Tropics:
The tropics are quiet and are expected to remain that way over the next five days. No tropical activity is in the forecast.
Hurricane season continues through the end of November.