Saturday morning temperatures could drop into the upper 40s for some locations.
COLUMBIA, SC – After a record high of 99° on Thursday, temperatures will be noticeably cooler today. Highs will be in the mid to high 70s. There will be breezes at times with northeasterly winds at 5-10 mph.
A cold front crossed the region yesterday. Before the front passed, the highs were in the mid to high 90s. Before reaching 99° yesterday, the record in Colombia was 96 degrees. This record was set in 1940 and reached again in 2010.
As the cold front passed, there were a few showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rain has affected parts of the Midlands. The showers relieved the heat a little.
Today will be much cooler with highs in the mid upper 70s. Temperatures will be cool tonight with lows falling between the upper 40s and lower 50s. Columbia Airport has not reported low temperatures in the 40s since May 10. It will be warm and sunny Saturday afternoon with highs in the lower 80s.
A weak front will cross the region on Sunday. No rain is forecast. Highs will be in the mid to high 80s for the final day of the weekend.
Monday will be a little warmer. Highs will be in the upper 80s under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will drop a little on Tuesday.
At this time, not much precipitation is expected over the next seven days, but we will have to watch the tropics. If Tropical Depression Nine continues to develop and track towards us, the forecast could change drastically.