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FIRST ALERT- Storms in the Midlands Monday

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Published: May. 22, 2022 at 8:34 AM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 12:21 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - FIRST ALERT for today as we see the chance of some heavy rain and storms in the region.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 263 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDTFOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONSSC. SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED AREAIKEN ALLENDALE BAMBERGBARNWELL BERKELEY CALHOUNCHESTERFIELD CLARENDON COLLETONDORCHESTER EDGEFIELD HAMPTONJASPER KERSHAW LEELEXINGTON MCCORMICK ORANGEBURGRICHLAND SALUDA SUMTER

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First Alert Headlines

  • There is a marginal risk (level 1) for severe weather for the Midlands today, in fact we have a First Alert for heavy rain this afternoon and tonight.
  • Some heavy rain could lead to localized flooding.
  • Unsettled weather will continue everyday this week.
  • Our next good chance of rain comes with a cold front Thursday into Friday with a 60% chance.
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First Alert Summary

FIRST ALERT for today as we see the chance of some heavy rain and thunder as Tropical Invest 90L makes its way closer to the Carolinas. Highs are in the low 80s with an 80% chance of rain and storms. Some of the heavy rain within the storms could lead to flooding, which is our primary concern. The Storm Prediction Center has us under a “marginal” risk of severe weather which is the lowest (level 1). Highs today reach the low 80s. A large area of low pressure that has moved onshore in the Northern Gulf of Mexico will slowly near the Carolinas throughout the day.

Tropical Wave Invest 90L has a 0% chance of developing into a tropical depression/storm.

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Tuesday we have a 50% chance of some rain and thunder, as of now, it looks like the best chance of rain is in the evening hours from around 6pm to midnight. During the day we have partly cloudy skies and high temperatures reach the mid 80s.

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Wednesday we have a 40% chance of a few showers and storms for the afternoon. Lows are in the mid 60s and high temps reach the mid 80s.

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A cold front nears Thursday and it brings a 60% chance of some showers and storms. An Alert Day is possible for Thursday as heavy rain and some storms are possible as the front nears. Lows are in the upper 60s and highs reach the low 80s.

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Friday is cooler and we still have a 60% chance of rain and storms as the front slowly moves over the region. Lows are in the upper 60s and highs reach the upper 70s. Skies are mostly cloudy.

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Drier air comes in Saturday making it feel sooooo much better! Lows dip down into the low 60s and highs reach the low 80s with sunny skies.

Forecast Update

First Alert Today: Partly cloudy with an 80% chance for showers and slow-moving storms. Highs in the mid 80s.

Tuesday: Not as hot or humid with highs around 80 and 50% chance for scattered showers and storms for the evening hours.

Wednesday: Clouds around with a 40% chance for showers and storms with highs in the mid 80s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers and storms. Highs are in the low 80s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with another 60% chance of rain and storms. Highs reach the upper 70s.

Saturday: Drier air moves in and we see mostly sunny skies. Highs are in the low 80s.

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