FIRST ALERT: Heat Advisory issued for majority of Midlands

FIRST ALERT: Heat Advisory issued for majority of Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Heat Advisory has been issued for much of the Midlands.

Richland, Lexington, Saluda, Orangeburg, Clarendon, Calhoun, Sumter, Kershaw, and Lee counties are under the advisory until 6 p.m. Saturday night.

Temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees on Saturday.

"This is dangerous heat," Meteorologist Tim Miller said. "If it all possible try to stay indoors with a fan or air conditioning this afternoon. If you must be outside, keep things nice and slow with plenty of water."

He goes on to say when you combine the temperature and the humidity, it will feel like 110 degrees or more outside.

The National Weather Service shared a few tips to remember if you need to be outside in the heat:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Apply sunscreen daily
  • Dress in lightweight and light-colored clothes and wear a brimmed hat

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The rain chance for Saturday is 20 percent. Those showers and storms will cool things off a little, however, not everyone will see that cooling rain. Rain chances for Sunday are at 30 percent.

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