Published 12:00 am Friday, March 14, 2014

Fire warnings continue today due to high winds and low humidity. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for our area, the mountains and upstate South Carolina. Fire danger will be high from noon today through this afternoon.
Dry high pressure will move in with a southwest wind with gusts as high as 25 mph and the humidity will drop to 20 to 25 percent. Fires can quickly get out of control in these conditions.
It’s a cold morning with temperatures in the low 20s, but it should be a sunny day and warm up to 62. Tonight will be cloudy with a low around 39 and continuing wind.
Saturday is the best day of the next several, with sunny skies and a high near 70. A 30 percent chance of rain moves in Saturday night with a low around 46. Sunday, we can expect rain mainly after 11 a.m. and a high near 55. Chance of rain is 80 percent.
The mention of snow has dropped out of the forecast. Sunday’s low will be 38, with more rain. Monday there’s a 60 percent chance of rain with a chilly high of 45. Monday night’s low will be 31.
Tuesday and Wednesday still look good, with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies and highs Tuesday near 52 and Wednesday near 61. Lows on those nights will be in the mid-30s.