FIRST ALERT: Hot again Monday - Strong storms likely Tuesday into Wednesday AM

FIRST ALERT: Hot again Monday - Strong storms likely Tuesday into Wednesday AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A quiet night ahead with just a few passing clouds. Another hot and humid day Monday with 90s but feeling like the low 100s. A 30% chance for showers and storms.

The First Alert Weather Team is also looking to Tuesday into very early Wednesday. Alert Days have been posted for the risk of downpours and strong thunderstorms as a rare July front moves through the Midlands.

Kevin Arnone's July 21 late-night forecast

First Alert Weather Headlines:

· Quiet night ahead with temps falling into the 70s

· Hot and humid on Monday with highs in the 90s but feeling like the low 100s. 30% chance for showers and storms

· Alert Days are posted for Tuesday and early Wednesday morning as a cold front moves through the area and eventually stalls out to our east. Heavy rain and strong storms are likely

· Storms could produce heavy rain, frequent lightning and winds strong enough cause power outages

· Temperatures in the mid to upper 80s Tuesday through Friday but still humid

First Alert Weather Story:

A quiet night tonight with just a few passing clouds and temps falling into the 70s. However, that changes as we go into the workweek.

On Monday, there will be a little more instability in the atmosphere and storm chances will increase to 30%. We’ll have to dodge scattered downpours and storms during the late afternoon into the evening. Any storm could produce heavy rain and a ton of lightning. High temperatures will be in the mid 90s and it will feel like 102-105!

A much better chance for downpours and storms as Tuesday afternoon arrives. In fact, Alert Days have been posted for Tuesday and also for early Wednesday morning. A rare July cold front will move through the area which will likely bring a line of strong to severe thunderstorms. Expect a period of heavy rain, lightning and strong winds. Computer guidance has been a little inconsistent with the exact timing of the front but as of right now the worst impacts look to be Tuesday evening with a few lingering storms that will last until just after midnight but dry for the morning commute on Wednesday.

High pressure will eventually build in behind the front Wednesday afternoon and the wind direction shifts making it less humid (Especially for July standards). Humidity will start to lower as we move through the day on Wednesday but you will still feel it. It will be much more comfortable Thursday through Saturday before heat and humidity slowly come back for Sunday.

Tonight: Quiet night ahead with temps falling into the 70s.

Monday: 40% chance for showers and storms. Hot and humid again with highs in the mid 90s but feeling like the low 100s.

Alert Day Tuesday: Not as hot but just as humid. Highs in the 80s but feeling like the 90s. 60% chance for downpours and storms. Some could be strong or severe.

Alert Day Wednesday: Not as hot but just as humid. Highs in the 80s but feeling like the 90s. 60% chance for downpours and storms. Some could be strong or severe.

Thursday: Looking great with sunshine and a few passing clouds. Temps in the upper 80s with lower humidity.

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