For those of you who liked the cool down/freeze the state of South Carolina experienced last week…well…here comes a warm up.
Temperatures are expected to reach the upper-70s…if not 80 degrees in some spots this week.
We call this an “Indian Summer” scenario.
The definition of an Indian Summer from the National Weather Service Glossary.
“Indian Summer: An unseasonably warm period near the middle of autumn, usually following a substantial period of cool weather.”
The average daytime high temperature for Tuesday October 29th at Columbia Metro Airport is 72 degrees.
So did we have a period of cool weather??
Yeap! It was “freezing!” A lot of us saw our first freeze/frost of the season.
Are we expecting an unseasonably warm period??
Thus, we have an “Indian Summer” scenario. You can now impress your friends at work.
But why call it “Indian Summer?”
There are a few theories that I have seen.
1.) The early Native Americans thought it was a warm wind sent from a god.
2.) Early settlers in the U.S. welcomed the cold snap because they didn’t have to deal with the Indians attacking them. When the warm weather would return all of a sudden…the “Indians” would have another shot at them.
3.) The Native Americans needed this time to complete their harvest to survive through the winter months.
I like number two because it sounds cool.
The good news for you cold weather enthusiasts (me included)…the above average temperatures won’t be here forever. Thanks to a cold front, we are already forecasting a cool down by the end of the 7 Day Planner.
You can check out that 7 Day Planner every weekday morning from 5-9 a.m. on “Good Day Columbia” on WACH Fox and during “WACH Fox News at Ten.”