COLUMBIA, S.C. — Rain will continue to spread across the Midlands through the afternoon and evening hours. Showers will be likely overnight into Tuesday. A few stray showers are possible Wednesday. Temperatures will warm over the next several days. A cold front will move into the area by the end of the workweek. Temperatures will cooldown over the weekend.
Showers will develop over the area this afternoon. Steady rainfall is expected later this afternoon and this evening. Temperatures will be in the middle to upper 50s today. Some of the southern parts of the Midlands could hit the 60° mark. Overnight lows will drop into the upper 40s to lower 50s.
Rain will continue early Tuesday, gradually tapering off during the afternoon hours. A southwesterly flow will help warm temperatures in the middle 60s during the afternoon. Lows will drop into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.
Mostly cloudy skies are forecast for early Wednesday. Clouds should decrease during the afternoon. There will be a small chance of an isolated shower early in the day. High temperatures will climb into the middle 70s.
Thursday is expected to be mostly sunny and dry. Temperatures will be in the middle 70s, well-above normal for December. A few more clouds will be possible late Thursday as a cold front approaches the area.
There will be a chance for rain Friday as the cold front moves through. Temperatures will not be as warm. Cooler, drier air moves back into the state by the weekend. Highs will be in the lower 60s Saturday and Sunday.
Tracking the Tropics:
Hurricane season ended last week, but the National Hurricane Center is monitoring one area. They give it a medium chance of further development over the next five days.