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Big weather changes coming by the weekend

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

One more day of big time heat, then relief is in sight!  A cold front moves through the state Friday giving us cooler temperatures for the weekend into early next week. The passing of the front may spark a shower or two. However, the rain chance is only 20%.

Tropical Storm Maria is well off the U.S. coast and will continue to move to the east-northeast during the day. Maria's strength went back up to hurricane status overnight as the winds were only 1 mph above the category limit. But the winds slowed again and it is now a Tropical Storm again. After Thursday I’ll no longer update this storm as it will be moving out to sea.

Forecast:

Thursday:  Mostly sunny and very warm, middle 90s

Friday:  Becoming partly cloudy, a bit cooler, highs middle 80s

Saturday and Sunday:  Mostly sunny, cooler and less humid.  Highs upper 70s to near 80.  Lows upper 50s.

Area of Disturbed Weather: Broad area of showers and thunderstorms across Cuba to the Bahamas attached to a trough and upper level low pressure is something to watch over the next few days.  The National Hurricane Center gives this area a 40% chance of development over the next five days.

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