If you had plans to spend a lot of time outdoors for the rest of the weekend, you might want to think about other options.
That’s because the weather forecast for Saturday night and Sunday call for showers, cold temperatures and windy conditions.
It could get so cold, that parts of South Carolina could see light snow and frost. That’s expected to be an issue for the Upstate.
But for fans leaving the South Carolina football game at Williams-Brice Stadium Saturday evening, they might get a little wet. Fans at Memorial Stadium for Clemson’s game against Georgia Tech will definitely need good coats to keep warm and dry.
Lightning strikes could also be an issue in Clemson.
The National Weather Service in Columbia issued a forecast calling for a chance of showers, although the heaviest rains will fall after 10 p.m. To make conditions more unpleasant, the temperature is expected to drop from afternoon highs in the 70s to a low around 54 degrees.
As night gives way to morning, the precipitation is expected to remain, before gradually tapering off. Sunday’s forecast is for a cloudy day, even as the rain gives way, temperatures are expected to remain cool, with a high near 59, according to NWS Columbia. It will also be a windy day, as a West wind will blow from 8 to 16 mph.
As the week goes on, temperatures are tentatively expected to climb, with possible highs in the upper 70s by midweek, according to NWS Columbia.
The best news from the forecast is that Tropical Storm Philippe isn’t expected to impact South Carolina. The tropical storm formed Saturday near Cuba, and is forecast to move northeast and bring heavy rain and wind to south Florida, before heading back out to the Atlantic Ocean.