Light rain, cool weather today

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Severe weather is possible early Saturday morning. A heavy frost is expected Sunday morning.

COLUMBIA, SC – Showers will continue to be possible through the end of the work week. A strong cold front will cross the region early Saturday morning. It will bring us a chance for bad weather. It will be windy and cool on Saturday afternoon. A hard freeze is possible early Sunday.

Light rain and drizzle will continue to affect the area today. The sky will be overcast. High temperatures will only be in the lower 50s to average this afternoon.

The sky will remain cloudy tonight. There will be a few isolated light showers. Low temperatures will drop to the mid to high 40s on Friday morning.

There could be some cloud breakouts on Friday. Some light rain will be possible, but most showers or storms will occur early Saturday morning. High temperatures will be in the mid-60s for the last day of the work week.

The chance of rain will increase Saturday morning as a strong cold front approaches the region. Showers will probably be accompanied by a few thunderstorms. Thunderstorms could be strong or even violent.

The biggest threat will be damaging gusts of wind, but there will also be a threat of tornadoes. Flooding is not a problem as storms will move quickly. Large hail is not expected either.

The Storm Prediction Center has most of the Midlands under a slight risk of severe weather for late Friday evening and early Saturday morning.

The cold front will bring much cooler air. Temperatures will drop throughout the day on Saturday and it will be very windy with gusts above 40 mph.

Temperatures are expected to drop to the mid-20s on Sunday morning. A frost watch is likely to be issued from Saturday evening to Sunday morning. The lowest Sunday record is 20° set in 1998.

Temperatures will gradually moderate over the work week, but there is a fair amount of uncertainty in the forecast for next week.

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