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A Cool & Dreary Columbus Day

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Happy Columbus Day!  If you have the day off, you're in luck!  A cool, cloudy and slightly rainy forecast will make you want to stay in bed... or even take a midday nap!  We're stuck within that wedge pattern that we often see here, as today's winds will be out of the northeast (perhaps a little breezy at times in the Upstate).

Temperatures this morning range from the upper 40s to mid 50s in most spots, and thermometers will not move much through the day.  Highs will range from the low 50s in WNC to the mid 50s in the Upstate.  Overcast skies will keep the sunshine away, so that will add to the brisk feel of the day. 

Scattered rain showers are likely through the day, but they will be light.  In addition to the off-and-on showers, areas of drizzle are also going to be out there, so keep an umbrella nearby.  With that said, I don't anticipate any heavy downpours like we saw early Sunday morning.

Rain showers will come to an end tonight with cloud cover trying to erode away.  As of now, I'm going with low temperatures in the upper 30s in the Mountains (so patchy frost is possible in the higher elevations) and mid 40s in the Upstate.  If the cloud cover is able to hang on for more of the overnight, those temperatures may not be able to cool that much.  We'll be monitoring that later - so check in with Kendra tonight at 10 and 11.

Tuesday brings decreasing cloud cover and warmer temperatures - but we'll still be around ten degrees below-normal.  Upstate highs will rise into the mid 60s, while WNC temperatures will top out around 60 degrees.  Highs return to seasonal levels by Wednesday - with sunshine on tap for the Upstate and only an isolated shower chance in the Mountains.

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