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FIRST ALERT - Warm temps could break the record by Friday

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 5:54 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 12:49 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Temperatures are heating up! Expect highs in the upper 70s to near 80 by Friday.

First Alert Headlines

-Expect a few clouds today and highs near 70.

-Winds are breezy Thursday out of the west with gusts up to 15mph. Temps warm up to 74.

-Friday is forecast to be near 79, the record is 79 set back in 1991.

-We stay dry for the weekend with highs in the upper 70s Saturday and upper 60s Sunday.

-Minimal chances of rain next week.

-La Nina is in full effect for this winter, which means dry and warm conditions can be expected.

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First Alert Summary

Skies are partly cloudy to mostly sunny today with highs reaching near 70. High pressure will keep us dry and an upper level shortwave moves over the area tonight bringing some clouds along with it.

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The clouds insulate us tonight and our lows are about 10 degrees warmer with temps near 45.

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This helps us warm up into the mid 70s by the afternoon Thursday with sunny skies as the high pressure sits to our south bringing a western flow with gusts up to 15mph.

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Friday the high moves north and we warm up even more. In fact, we could tie or break the record of 79 set back in 1991.

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Saturday we warm up into the upper 70s with partly cloudy skies. Lows are in the upper 70s.

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Sunday a weak cold front pushes through and knocks our temperatures down to the upper 60s.

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This winter looks warm and dry as La Nina will cause the jet stream to stay more to the north, which means less systems and cold air push south.

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Forecast Update

Today: Partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the low 70s.

Thursday: Sunny, breezy, & warm with highs in the mid 70s.

Friday: Sunny & warmer with highs in the upper 70s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy with highs in the upper 60s.

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