A Welcome Dose of Sunshine; Chilly MLK Weekend

Thursday Weather on the Go

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - After some interesting winter weather in parts of the Deep South on Wednesday, Thursday starts off with more of what’s expected around these parts on a typical January day: frost and freezing temperatures! Lots of sunshine around today though, so temperatures will warm up nicely to near 60 this afternoon. Overnight, a cold front approaching the Southeast will bring a brief increase in cloud cover and a few isolated, light rain showers before sunrise on Friday. Most of us will sleep right through any rain that moves through though, so expect clouds fade away with another dose of chilly sunshine. Expect breezy conditions as the cold front moves through on Friday, but otherwise still seasonable in the 50s.

MLK Weekend looks mighty chilly though with a stretch of mornings featuring below freezing temperatures through next Tuesday and with below average temperatures during the afternoons (upper 40s – low 50s). We don’t expect much in the way of rain over the long weekend, just a mix of sun and clouds with Saturday looking like the coldest day. The start of next week looks dry and near average for January, though some milder air may return by the middle of next week ahead of another storm system bringing a chance of rain possibly around next Thursday and Friday.

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