FIRST ALERT- Triple digit heat for today and Wednesday with a lot of humidity

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Published: Jun. 13, 2022 at 5:54 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 14, 2022 at 10:55 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The heat is on over the next few days as highs are climbing to near record levels. Monday afternoon saw a sweltering 103 degrees. We now have 2 Alert Days for dangerous heat and humidity. A round of downpours and thunderstorms this morning through early afternoon.

First Alert Headlines

  • First Alert for extreme heat for Today and Wednesday
  • Heat Index Values will range from 108 to 114°
  • Daytime highs will be close to breaking records
  • In the tropics, We are tracking an area of low pressure that is expected to develop near Central America in the next 5 days

First Alert Summary

FIRST ALERT today as we have high temperatures reaching near 103 with partly cloudy skies and a 30% chance of downpours and storms. Heat index values will be around 108-114. Stay indoors if you can and make sure you stay hydrated! Tonight will be warm and muggy with lows in the 70s.


FIRST ALERT Wednesday as well. We’re expecting another day with high temps near 100 and a 20% chance of afternoon storms. Heat index values will be around 108-114 again.

We’re not as hot Thursday with highs around 98 but still humid, just not as bad as today or tomorrow.

Friday is a bit warmer with highs back up to 101 and a 20% chance of some afternoon storms cannot be ruled out either.


Drier air comes in Saturday behind a cold front. Highs reach the mid 90s. Skies are mostly sunny and it will feel much more comfortable for Father’s Day weekend and highs on Sunday are in the low 90s with lower humidity.

In the tropics we have a 40% chance of development in the next 5 days for a low pressure system off the coast of Central America.


Forecast Update

FIRST ALERT Tuesday: Hot and humid with highs around 103 and heat index values near 108-114. There’s a 30% chance of downpours and storms

Tonight: Warm and humid with lows in the upper 70s and a 20% chance of an evening storm

FIRST ALERT Wednesday: Partly cloudy and hot with high humidity and a 20% chance of afternoon storms. Highs are near 101 with heat index values around 108-114

Thursday: Upper 90s to near 100 with a 20% chance of showers and storms

Friday: Highs around 101 with humidity and also a 20% chance of showers and storms

Saturday: Drier air filters in and temps are not as hot with mid 90s. Skies are mostly sunny

Father’s Day: Mostly sunny with low 90s and lower humidity


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