FIRST ALERT- Hot temps in store for us for the rest of the week, few storms Friday evening
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The unofficial start of summer has begun and it will be pretty hot for the rest of this week.
First Alert Headlines
- Mostly sunny skies Wednesday with mid 90s for high temps and less than a 20% chance of showers/storms for the afternoon.
- We are in the upper 90s Thursday with mostly sunny skies.
- There’s a 30% chance of some showers and storms Friday afternoon as a cold front nears.
- The chance bumps up to 40% overnight Friday into Saturday morning as the front stalls.
- Hurricane Season starts June 1st!
- We are keeping our eyes on the remnants of Pacific Storm Agatha, as it has a good chance of developing over the Gulf of Mexico in the next 5 days.
First Alert Summary
High pressure dominates our weather tonight and Wednesday. This means mostly clear skies and by the afternoon hours Wednesday we have the mid 80s. There’s less than a 20% chance of showers and storms in the afternoon as the sea breeze moves in from the east.
Thursday is even warmer. Expect lows near 71 and highs reaching the upper 90s. Skies are mostly sunny.
Friday we have a 30% chance of showers and storms for the afternoon hours as a cold front nears. The front will cool us down into the low 90s to upper 80s by the afternoon and will also increase cloud coverage.
By Friday night expect a 40% chance of rain and thunder as the cold front stalls.
For this weekend, all eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico and what could be our first tropical depression of the season. Remnants of Pacific Storm Agatha will move over Mexico and into the Gulf. These remnants will have a 70% chance of development in the next 5 days. The European model strengthens the low as it moves over Florida, this scenario would bring clouds, and rain to the region Saturday. But the American and Canadian models both show the storm well off our coast with no impact.
As of now we will go with little impact for the Midlands. So expect temps in the upper 80s Saturday with a 20% chance of some afternoon showers. Below is a worst-case scenario with the Euro model shown:
We have temps in the upper 80s Sunday with a 20% chance of showers and storms. Again here is the Euro model:
Tuesday: Sunshine and clouds with some humidity and highs in the low 90s.
Wednesday: Mid 90s with sunshine and a few passing clouds and less than a 20% chance of showers.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a little humidity and temps in the mid to upper 90s.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for a few late afternoon storms. Highs in the upper 80s and muggy.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s and highs in the mid 80s. There’s a 20% chance of an afternoon storm.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs reach the upper 80s.
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