An isolated shower is possible through Sunday afternoon ahead of a cold front, which will bring more seasonable weather for Monday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The nice weekend weather continues for our Sunday. While the day started off foggy in many places, skies will become partly sunny into the afternoon with temperatures warming about 10 degrees above normal into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.
Winds will also be on the breezy side today with winds of 15 to 20 mph out of the southwest ahead of a cold front, with gusts closer to 25 mph.
An isolated shower is also possible this afternoon and early this evening, especially in the northern and eastern Midlands, ahead of and as a cold front passes through South Carolina. However, most people will remain dry throughout the day.
Skies will quickly clear behind the front and temperatures will drop to near normal. Lows on Monday morning are expected in the mid 40s. High temperatures will also be more seasonable and in the mid to upper 60s.
Tuesday will be similar to Monday with clear skies and seasonable weather. A second cold front will move through the area Tuesday evening, though this front is expected to be completely dry. Temperatures will drop below normal behind the front, with lows in the mid 30s and highs near 60 degrees midweek.
The dry weather and clear skies will remain through the end of the week.
Looking at the tropics, Theta has downgraded to a tropical depression and is expected to continue to weaken over the next few days as it moves north in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
In the Caribbean, Iota strengthened to a hurricane late Saturday night and is expected to rapidly intensify to a major, category 4 storm by Tuesday morning. Iota is forecast to make landfall in Nicaragua and bring flooding rains, storm surge, and strong winds to the same area that was hit by major Hurricane Eta just two weeks ago.
Iota is forecast to weaken over Central America and will not affect our weather here in the Southeast.