FIRST ALERT- Hot today and tomorrow - Showers and storms for the weekend

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Published: May. 16, 2022 at 5:54 PM EDT|Updated: May. 19, 2022 at 12:36 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Hot and muggy today and tomorrow with highs climbing into the upper 90s. A small storm chance today (20%) but a much better chance for showers and storms for the weekend.

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First Alert Headlines:

  • High temps reach the upper 90s today. Close to the record of 98 from 1996
  • There’s a 20% chance for an isolated shower or storm after 3PM
  • Upper 90s again Friday with mostly sunny skies
  • There’s a 40% chance of showers and storms Saturday afternoon with highs in the low 90s
  • Another 50% chance for showers and storms Sunday afternoon with upper 80s
  • Monday features another 50% chance for rain with highs in the mid 80s

First Alert Summary:

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It will be hotter and a little more humid today. We’ll see temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 90s this afternoon under sunshine and clouds. There’s a 20% chance for a shower or storm but most areas will be staying dry. Overnight tonight temperatures will fall into the lower 70s with a muggy feel and passing clouds.

Friday we’ll see more heat and humidity as high pressure will be sitting off to our east bringing a more southerly flow to the Midlands. Forecast high of 98°F would tie a record from 1964.

Saturday we’ll have a cold front approaching from the northwest. This front will bring more clouds for the afternoon and a 40% chance of showers and storms. Morning lows are in the low 70s and highs reach the low 90s and it will be humid.

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The cold front stalls on Sunday and we’ll see another 50% chance of rain and storms for the afternoon as our humidity is increasing. Highs reach the mid to upper 80s but feeling a little warmer with the humidity.

Next week it will stay humid with but it will not be as hot with highs in the 80s. The rain chances stick around each afternoon as well.

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Forecast Update:

Today: Sunshine and clouds with highs in the mid to upper 90s. Will be muggy with a 20% chance for an isolated shower or storm

Tonight: Passing clouds and muggy with lows in the lower 70s

Friday: Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 90s. Will be muggy again

Saturday: Partly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers and storms. Highs in the low 90s

Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 50% chance for showers and storms. Highs in the upper 80s

Monday: Partly cloudy with a 50% chance for showers and storms. Highs in the mid 80s

Tuesday: Not as hot with highs around 80 and 40% chance for scattered showers

Wednesday: Clouds around with a 30% chance for showers with highs in the mid 80s

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