Warm air settles in, record highs expected Thursday

Warm air settles in, record highs expected Thursday
Published: Feb. 20, 2023 at 10:48 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 21, 2023 at 7:28 AM EST
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Spring weather continues this week, even setting some record high temperatures on Thursday.

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  • Warming through midweek
  • Record warmth on Thursday
  • Small rain chances on and off

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A few spotty showers are possible Tuesday morning, although most are dry and stay dry post-sunrise. Persistent cloud cover and a southwest breeze keep temperatures mild, with lows only falling to the mid 40s to the low 50s in the mountains and the mid 50s to around 60 in the Upstate. And rain we see across the area is gone by 7 AM making way for partly cloudy skies into the afternoon. It’s even warmer than Monday with highs in the upper 60s in the mountains to the mid 70s Upstate.

Warm and partly cloudy
Warm and partly cloudy(Fox Carolina)

Partly cloudy skies for the middle of the week come along with the warmest weather of the year so far. Highs Wednesday hit the low to mid 70s with some 60s in the higher elevations. And we expect to set records on Thursday. Morning lows are forecast to shatter record low highs in the Highs will climb to around 80 in the Upstate, which breaks the previous record of 78° set in 2018. Highs in the mountains on Thursday are currently forecast to break the record of 76° by hitting a high of 78° so we’ll have some seriously nice weather to get out and enjoy!

Forecast record highs across the area
Forecast record highs across the area(Fox Carolina)

Another cooldown is in the cards for the weekend. Temperatures slide into the 60s on Friday then drop into the low to mid 50s for Saturday along with the return of rain to the forecast. But it’s brief because temperatures rebound quickly to the 60s and 70s by Sunday.