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Winter temperatures returning to the Midlands

Lows next week may fall into the middle 20s.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The last couple of days have been very warm, but weather changes are on the horizon.

Some rain moved across the Midlands this morning, but the afternoon hours have been mostly sunny and mild.

Friday will start off cold with lows in the middle to upper 30s. It has been so warm lately, this will likely feel even cooler since we have not had temperatures in the 30s for a while.

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It will be noticeably cooler and dry Friday afternoon. High temperatures will be in the lower to middle 50s.

Clouds will return to the area Saturday, but forecast models have been pushing the timing of the rain later in the day. There will still be a chance for showers, but it may be Saturday night into very early Sunday.

Sunshine will return Sunday, then the coldest air of 2020 will settle over the state.

Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will be sunny, dry and very chilly. High temperatures may only climb into the middle to upper 40s.

The colder-than-normal weather will stick around Tuesday and Wednesday. Morning lows are expected to fall into the middle 20s, highs will be in the middle to lower 40s.

Right now, there is no rain in the forecast after late Saturday and early Sunday.