The weather forecast calls for a nice day today, with a sunny sky and a high of 65 degrees, but the workweek will get off to a wet start beginning tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
A cold front will move into the area tonight, with rain expected ahead of the front, according to meteorologist Bruce Cherry.
The front will stall just offshore while some low pressure develops in the Gulf of Mexico before moving toward the Carolinas, Cherry said.
“We will have some chances of rain anytime from (tonight) off and on through Wednesday morning,” he said.
There is still “discrepancy” regarding how much rain Aiken will see, Cherry said, adding that one model predicts “an inch or so” and another model predicts more than 2.5 inches. Right now, 1 to 2 inches isn’t outside the realm of possibility, he said.
Augusta Regional Airport saw 3.08 inches of rain between Thursday and Friday, and Daniel Field saw 3.21 inches during the same two days, Cherry said.
Even with that rainfall, Augusta Regional is 1.39 inches below normal for this time of year, and Daniel Field is 1.01 inches below normal, as well.
Temperatures will take a dip this week, with highs in the mid-60s today, the upper 60s on Monday, and cooling off to about 60 for Tuesday and Wednesday. Overnight lows will be in the mid-50s tonight, then dip into the upper 40s on Tuesday night.
Moving from Thursday into Friday, highs will be in the mid-60s with overnight lows in the upper 30s, according to Cherry. High pressure building across the area Thursday and Friday will provide dry weather.
“But that could be subject to change, this far out,” he said.