Arctic High Brings Coldest Air Since February

A near average day on Tuesday will give way to some of the coldest air we have seen at Columbia Metro since February.

A cold front that originated in Canada will pass by the Midlands of South Carolina on Tuesday. An arctic high pressure will build in behind the front.

Here is 7 p.m. Tuesday. It shows only about a 20% chance of a scattered shower in the northern half of the Midlands.

gfstues 7pm

Our winds will shift to the north Tuesday evening at 10-20 mph.

7pm wind wed

It will cool off fast after sunset. Temperatures will dive down into the lower-30s and even the upper-20s in some spots. It will feel colder than that when you factor in the wind.

7am temp wed

We will have sunshine on Wednesday…but that won’t warm us up too much. Daytime highs will only make it to the upper-40s. We haven’t seen the 40s for high temps since February 23, 2013 at Columbia Metro Airport.

Here is the NAM-4km 4 pm temperatures.

4pm wed temp

So needless to say…it will be the water cooler talk at the office for most on Wednesday. Thursday’s morning low temps don’t get much better.

7am temp thurs

However, by the end of our 7 Day Planner, we make it back to the upper-60s and lower-70s with some more rain chances.

In the meantime, grab those coats for Wednesday. It will be needed.


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