Good morning! We're going to begin the transition to warmer and drier weather as we get into the last part of the week and weekend. Today will truly be a "transitional" day, as we stay in-between the weather of yesterday and Friday.
It was cloudy and cool on Wednesday (highs only hit the upper 60s to mid 70s), and this afternoon's temperatures will stay below-normal by several degrees. With that said, it will be warm enough to wear a t-shirt with your jeans across the Upstate, so I wouldn't by any means describe it as "cool." Upstate highs will hit the upper 70s (near 80 degrees), while WNC highs will rise into the mid 70s.
Cloud cover will stick around through the morning, with the afternoon hours offering more breaks of sunshine. We won't see clear blue skies later today, but the partly cloudy sky cover will have you reaching for your sunglasses at times. Rain chances today will be very slim - only an isolated shower or storm is possible today (so most locations will stay dry).
The changes will really kick in on Friday. High pressure will take charge, leaving skies mostly sunny through the day. High temperatures will return to seasonal levels - rising into the low to mid 80s across the western Carolinas and NE GA.
By the weekend, we'll continue to heat up. Highs will rise a few degrees above-normal (upper 80s in the Upstate, low/mid 80s in the Mountains) with a mainly dry forecast. Saturday will bring partly cloudy skies, while an isolated late-day shower or storm may fire up on Sunday. Early next week, some Gulf of Mexico moisture will bring more unsettled weather - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will feature more clouds and scattered t-storms.