Chilly rain Sunday, ahead of a freeze next week

Published: Mar. 11, 2023 at 6:58 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 12, 2023 at 4:52 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Buckle up for a rollercoaster ride of temperatures this week.

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  • Dry start to the week
  • Freeze potential prompts First Alert Weather Days Upstate Tuesday and Wednesday mornings
  • Temperatures go up and and down all week long

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The rain has moved out, but the cold air wedge is keeping the clouds thick. Temperatures are quite cool, especially compared to the 60s we’ve been enjoying. We get stuck in the 40s to low 50s. The mountains stay in the 40s for highs through Tuesday with the Upstate rebounding to the low 60s on Monday but dropping back to the low 50s on Tuesday.

Chilly and overcast with showers
Chilly and overcast with showers(Fox Carolina)

The next big thing is the cold mornings for Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures drop to or below freezing for two nights in the Upstate and three nights in the mountains. on Monday night. Any plants or crops you have recently planted which are sensitive to freezing temperatures could be at risk during the early morning hours.

Tuesday and Wednesday morning a freeze is expected
Tuesday and Wednesday morning a freeze is expected(Fox Carolina)
Two weeks ahead of schedule, the growing season begins.
Two weeks ahead of schedule, the growing season begins.(Fox Carolina)

On top of the chilly temperatures, it’s windy Monday through Wednesday morning so wind chills on Tuesday and Wednesday morning are in the teens and 20s. If you put the winter gear away thinking we were full on into spring, go dig it out because you’re going to need it this week. And there are indications we may be back around the freezing mark again next week as temperatures continue to waffle between above normal in the 60s and 70s and below normal in the 50s all week long.

Wind chills in the teens and 20s
Wind chills in the teens and 20s(Fox Carolina)