Friday & the weekend: Turning colder

/ January 12, 2023 at 9:43 PM

Showers and maybe a thunderstorm will be accompanying a cold front tonight into tomorrow morning. There could be some brief pockets of heavy rain and gusty winds, but no severe weather is expected.

The front will get through around daybreak or so Friday morning. Persistent cloud cover and cold air moving in will limit highs to the low 60s. Showers become possible once again later into the evening hours as low pressure develops to our northeast; any rain, if it does end up falling, should be relatively light.

As low pressure departs, skies will clear and temperatures will tumble. Expect to wake up to mid-30s on Saturday morning, with highs struggling to 50° in the afternoon despite full sunshine. Subfreezing temperatures are expected Sunday morning, with a few spots well inland perhaps dipping into the upper 20s. Full sunshine and some shortwave ridging aloft will help temperatures start to rebound a little in the afternoon, with highs in the mid-50s expected. We’ll return to the low 60s for Monday, and will be back in the 70s by Wednesday, so this cold spell won’t have much staying power — good news for warm weather fans, and not so much fun for the cool-inclined amongst us. But so it goes in the “cool season” during a La Niña year here in the Lowcountry.