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Winds slowly calming as cold air settles in

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Wind gusts on Wednesday evening got to 44 mph in Greenville and 46 mph in Spartanburg, while the mountains saw even higher gusts.

All of this was thanks to a cold front, and the drastic difference between the cold and warm air caused these strong winds. Temperatures dropped from the 70s to the 50s in an hour in Greenville. And with the blustery conditions, many reported damage and some power outages Wednesday.

With the change, expect a very cold Thursday morning. Lows will fall into the upper 20s for the Upstate and teens for the mountains. Wind chills in the mountains could get as low as minus 15.

Sunshine will dominate through Thursday, but highs will struggle to warm to 50 for the Upstate and upper 30s for the mountains. The afternoon will be breezy with a northwest wind blowing at 10-20 mph, with gusts even higher.

Friday should be dry and milder, then the weekend brings more rain chances. It looks like the best chance for rain will come on Sunday.

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