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Chilly, Soggy Thursday

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Good morning!  After two beautiful days, BIG weather changes are coming today.  We're fairly dry as of this blog post (6 AM), but rain isn't far away.  Clouds will continue to increase today, with winds picking up - especially in the Upstate.  Northeasterly winds in places like Greenville and Spartanburg will help the clouds hold tough and the temps hold fairly steady.

We're starting off in the 30s and 40s, but afternoon highs won't be much warmer.  Temperatures will peak in the mid to upper 40s this afternoon, with the breezy winds making it feel cooler in Upstate areas. 

A system near the Gulf Coast will advance northeastward today, bringing more widespread rain shower chances by lunchtime.  Most of the rain, however, will fall during the afternoon, evening and overnight hours.  Unlike other systems, this storm will bring heavier totals to our southern and eastern locations - so areas like Laurens will see the higher totals.  In these spots, I'm expecting around 3/4" (perhaps close to an inch in an isolated spot), while areas further north and west will be closer to 1/4 - 1/2 inch.

Tomorrow rain showers end early in the Upstate, with clouds clearing a bit later in the day.  The Mountains will see scattered light rain transition to a few snow showers late-day along the TN border - but none of the precip in the Mountains will be too heavy.

We start the weekend with a bright/mild/dry forecast on Saturday, before the next system brings more rain (and perhaps some heavy rain) back to our area late Sunday and early next week.

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