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Cold front brings afternoon chill

Monday, March 3, 2014 9:05 AM
Last updated 7:48 PM
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Another cold front is pushing through this afternoon but meteorologists are promising no snow and no ice for this event.

Mike Proud, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Columbia, said the Augusta area will get primarily rain, which is only predicted at a few tenths of an inch.

The area’s farther north won’t be as lucky. Snow, ice and freezing rain are in the forecast.

Proud said the front will begin pushing through around 5 p.m., when temperatures are expected to drop rapidly.

“We’re going to drop from the mid-60s to the mid 40s in a few hours,” he said.

Tonight’s low will hang around the freezing mark.

Temperatures will warm slightly from the overnight low but nothing compared to the spring-like temperatures experienced over the past weekend. Temperatures will swing from the upper 40s to mid-50s for several days before leveling out in the mid-60s during the weekend.

The normal high for Augusta this time of year is 66 with a low of 39.

Right now it appears this could be the last wintery front to come through before spring arrives March 20.

“We’re hoping this is the last one (winter event),” Proud said. “We’ve had two so far and that’s more than normal.”


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