Rain likely early Wednesday, PM storms

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Published: Mar. 22, 2022 at 3:41 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2022 at 11:26 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - After beautiful weather for the last couple of days, we’ll be looking to a big change for Wednesday. Heavy rain and potential severe weather will roll through.

Quiet conditions will continue for the remainder of Tuesday. Clouds will slowly increase, but we will remain dry for the drive home and throughout the evening hours. Temperatures will begin to slide out of the 60s and 70s, and head for the middle to upper 50s overnight.

Spotty showers will begin to develop around 3:00 AM as a powerful cold front begins to approach from the west. Those showers will then develop into a more widespread wave of rain and thunderstorms, just in time for the Wednesday morning commute around 6:00 AM. Even in the early hours, there will be the possibility for a few storms to become severe. Damaging winds are the main concern, but we cannot rule out isolated tornadoes or even some large hail.

Rain and thunderstorms will continue throughout the morning, and then taper off during the early-afternoon hours. By 3:00 PM, nothing more than a few leftover showers should remain. A few storms could re-fire as the sun begins to break out, but the bulk of the available energy will be spent by the morning rain and thunderstorms. The Wednesday evening commute looks dry, with temperatures topping out in the mid 60s to low 70s.

Beyond Wednesday’s storms, we’re all clear as we look toward the weekend. Partly to mostly sunny skies will return, taking us all the way through Tuesday in fact! We’ll enjoy some pleasant Spring temperatures too, with highs consistently running in 60s, and a couple of days with highs in the 50s for the mountains Sunday and Monday.