Weekend weather will be wet and chilly because of winter storm

December 7, 2018

The Aiken Jaycees’ Christmas Parade, which is scheduled for a 2 p.m. Sunday downtown, will be held “rain or shine,” according to a Dec. 5 post on the Aiken Jaycees’ page on Facebook.

Based on the forecast from the National Weather Service in Columbia, people planning to attend the event need to prepare for rain as well as chilly temperatures.

A major winter storm, which The Weather Channel has named Diego, will be moving through the Southeast this weekend.

The snow and ice associated with it aren’t expected to impact the Aiken area significantly, but they could create problems in the upper northwestern portion of South Carolina.

Snow showers are possible locally Monday and Monday night.

The chance of precipitation Saturday will be 70 percent. There will be a northeast wind of 6 to 11 miles per hour, and the high temperature will be near 44 degrees.

A quarter to a half-inch of rain is expected to fall.

On Saturday night, the chance of precipitation will rise to 100 percent. The Aiken area could get between 1 and 2 inches of rainfall then.

The low will be around 37.

The chance of precipitation Sunday will be 100 percent.

It will be breezy, and the high will be close to 40 degrees. Up to an inch of rain is predicted.

Sunday night’s chance of precipitation will be 80 percent.

The low will be near 35.

For Monday, the chance of precipitation will be 40 percent, and the high will be around 43.

Monday night’s low will be close to 33 degrees. The chance of precipitation will be 30 percent.

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