FIRST ALERT- Storms this afternoon/evening - Lower humidity for the weekend

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Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 5:26 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 3, 2022 at 7:47 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - It will be another humid day across the Midlands this afternoon with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s. The afternoon features some downpours and storms with a front sliding through. Less humid for the weekend. We’re also keeping a close eye on the tropics as we may have the first named storm of the season later today.

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First Alert Headlines

  • Quiet start this morning with clear skies and 60s and 70s
  • A slow moving front will bring showers, downpours and storms this afternoon/evening (60%) from 3PM-12AM
  • In the tropics, we’re watching the redevelopment for the remnants of Hurricane Agatha becoming Alex, potentially our 1st named storm of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season
  • This system looks to impact the southern half of Florida this weekend before moving out into the open Atlantic next week
  • Weekend features less humidity with sunshine and clouds and highs in the mid 80s
  • Heat and humidity return for the middle to the end of next week
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First Alert Summary

It’s a quiet start to Friday with mostly clear skies. Temperatures for the morning are in the 60s and 70s but we’ll warm up to the upper 80s to near 90 early this afternoon with humidity. It will still be dry for midday but by 3PM, we’re expecting showers, downpours and storms to move into the Midlands with a slow moving cold front.

Rain chances for today are 60% for the afternoon and evening hours. Timeframe is 3PM-12AM. Some of the storms could bring gusty winds, heavy rain and small hail. Rain totals between .25″-1″ of rain.

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Other than a shower or two left over after midnight tonight, we’ll slowly dry and clear out overnight with lowering humidity. Saturday we’ll see sunshine and clouds for the morning but clearing skies for the afternoon with lowering humidity and highs in the mid 80s.

Sunday features more sunshine with highs in the mid 80s and the humidity won’t be too bad either. Enjoy it, because the heat and humidity do return next week! Highs by Tuesday are around 90 and for Wednesday-Friday we’re in the mid 90s with humidity.

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All eyes are on the tropics and Potential Cyclone One. Computer Weather Models still in very good agreement with moving this system over southern Florida Saturday/Sunday. After impacting Florida, forecast models are also in good agreement with this system moving out into the Atlantic but far enough away from Georgia and South Carolina that no direct impacts will be felt. However, watch for higher surf and rip current issues at the beach. Alex is the first name on the Atlantic Hurricane Season. This system was the first for the Pacific season as well and was named Agatha!

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Forecast Update

Today: Partly cloudy with a 60% chance for afternoon downpours and storms. Highs in the upper 80s and muggy

Tonight: Few showers around but then drier skies overnight with lowering humidity and temps in the 60s

Saturday: Lowering humidity with clearing skies. Highs in the mid 80s

Sunday: Mostly sunny with lower humidity. Highs reach the mid 80s

Monday: Highs in the upper 80s to near 90. A little humidity with sunshine and clouds

Tuesday: Highs around 90 with a 20% chance for a few showers. Humidity creeping back with sunshine and clouds

Wednesday: Hotter and more humid with sun and clouds and mid 90s

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