Cool Down on the Way

If you have been waiting on cool mornings…then we have the forecast for you.

It has been a while since the Midlands of South Carolina has seen overnight low temperatures in the 30s. In fact…we could be in store for the coolest low temps. since early April.

A cold front will pass late Tuesday allowing for cool high pressure to build in for the Carolinas.

Temperatures in the overnight should be below normal as represented by the GFS temperature anomaly map below at 8am on Thursday morning.

Thurs 8am

This is the same forecast model’s thinking about what the temperatures will look like at 8am Thursday morning. So needless to say…light jackets will be needed for the morning commute. The 40s feels cool for this time of year. Our rural areas could go down to the upper-30s.

Thus 8am temp

Here are the SREF Plumes (Short Range Ensemble Forecast) showing the cool down Thursday morning.

SREF thurs 8am

Below is the GFS’ presentation of the high pressure by Friday afternoon.

GFS Fri 18z sfc

There are still more cool temperatures to talk about. This is the GFS’ thinking of the temperature departure from average for 8am Saturday morning.

Sat 8am

Temperatures Saturday morning could be in the mid/upper 30s. That is way below our average daytime low temperature of 50 degrees. Jackets needed for any yard sales etc.

The average first frost at Columbia Metro is October 25th.

Here is what the GFS thinks the numbers will be Saturday morning. If you are heading to the mountains…be prepared for the 20s!

Sat 8am temp

The cool down won’t last forever. Temperatures should be closer to “normal/average” by the end of October and into November.

line anomalies

We haven’t even talked about high temperatures…those will be in the mid-60s. Those are the coolest high temps. we have seen since early May at Columbia Metro.

So if you like cool weather…get the coffee/hot chocolate/apple cider ready for a great conversation on the porch. This will definitely get the fall foliage machine going for parts of the Palmetto State.

On a side note….Producer Ryan doesn’t appreciate this cold weather news.



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