Temperatures are expected to warm up today after a winter storm brought bitter lows to the Lowcountry.
The Ravenel Bridge reopened this morning after being closed due to falling ices, officials said.
Mount Pleasant and Charleston officials assessed the bridge's condition at 7 a.m. All other bridges are open, officials said.
Sunny skies are ahead today with highs around 60 and lows around 50, the National Weather Service reports. A 70 percent chance of rain is expected around midnight with winds up to 20 mph.
Rain will continue into Saturday morning with mostly cloudy skies in the day's forecast. Highs will be in the upper 50s with lows in the mid 30s. Wind gusts will reach up to 35 mph.
Highs will be in the upper 50s on Sunday with lows around 50. Mostly clear skies are expected with winds around 10 mph.
The warmer temperatures are welcomed as thousands remain without power throughout the state following this week's winter storm.
According to an SCE&G outage map, 74,139 of the power company's customers were without power this morning. Around 1,153 of those customers were in Charleston County, with 1,456 reporting outages in Berkeley County and 9,544 in Dorchester County.
As of 6 a.m., Santee Cooper officials reported 3,400 customers without power, most of which were reported in Horry County.
Crews will continue to make repairs today with help from Tennesee workers, Santee Cooper officials said.
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