COLUMBIA, S.C. — It was a chilly start to the day, but temperatures will begin to moderate this afternoon to above-normal levels.
Low temperatures Friday morning dropped into the middle 30s to lower 40s across the area. The Columbia airport had a low of 35 degrees.
High pressure will keep our weather as a warming trend begins today. Highs this afternoon will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Our average high this time of year is about 66 degrees.
Skies will be mostly clear early Saturday. Some fog will be possible too. Lows Saturday morning will start off in the middle 40s.
Skies will be mostly sunny Saturday afternoon. High temperatures will top out in the lower 70s.
The warm weather will continue for the second half of the weekend. Highs will be in the lower 70s Sunday under partly cloudy skies.
A cold front will move through the area early next week. A few more clouds will be possible Monday, but the chance for rain appears to be small.
High pressure will move in behind the cold front. Temperatures will be cooler Tuesday. Highs will be in the lower 60s.
A system will approach the area Wednesday. There will be a chance for a few showers late Wednesday and possibly Thanksgiving Day.
The Climate Prediction Center is indicating warmer-than-normal conditions are expected for the continental United States over the next 8-14 day period.
It appears the warm weather will stick around through the end of the November and into at least the beginning of December.