Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Gusty winds and rain increasing through the day

Gusty winds and rain increasing through the day

As Hurricane Irma tracks northward over Florida, dry air will continue to get pulled in our way which will mean temperatures tonight will again fall to below normal values for this time of year, well into the lower 60s.

While the storm is expected to bring rain and cause coastal flooding in North and SC, that shouldn't be a problem in the midstate. Highs tomorrow will range in the upper 60s to lower 70s. But, it will likely only be in the form of light rain and wind gusts that probably won't make it to 30 miles per hour. Nevertheless, it means some cloudier intervals over that four day stretch, with a few scattered showers from time to time. The latter setup is depicted in the National Weather Service forecast map for Wednesday below. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

Clear to partly cloudy. Communities along the Ohio River will see less rain, up to a half inch. So although there will be some high clouds around on Tuesday look for another nice, dry day overall with highs approaching 80 degrees.

At this early stage, the models generally steer the center of Irma far enough to our west, so the chance of occasional showers Tuesday into Wednesday or Thursday, perhaps with a gusty breeze at times, seems the more likely forecast. Overnight lows around 60.

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Thursday: 50 percent chance of showers; high of 76.

Sunday: 30 percent chance of showers, then partly sunny; high of 74.

Friday will be a good day with sunshine returning, and the high reaching 83. There is simply a scattered chance of showers.

You can see live weather updates via the National Weather Service and other Twitter sources below.

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