FIRST ALERT- Hot and humid today but the humidity starts to slow drop through the weekend

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Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 5:35 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2022 at 1:11 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Today will likely be the hottest and most humid day over the next few days as high temps but more importantly the humidity will start to lower some through the weekend. In fact, the weekend features low to mid 90s and low humidity. However, the heat and humidity will return next week. Let’s watch for a 30% chance for downpours and storms this afternoon and evening.

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First Alert Headlines

  • It will be hot and humid today with highs in the upper 90s to near 100 but feeling like 105-110
  • The record is 101F from 2010. We’ll come close to the record
  • Expect a few downpours and storms each afternoon (Wednesday through Friday)
  • The weekend features lower humidity and sunshine with highs in the 90s and dry skies
  • In the tropics, we’re tracking an area of low pressure that has a 40% chance of development near Central America

First Alert Summary:

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FIRST ALERT today as we’re expecting another day with high temps near 100. Heat index values will be around 105-110. A Heat Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for this afternoon due to the extreme heat and humidity. Let’s watch for a 30 percent chance for late afternoon and evening showers, downpours and storms.

It will still be humid Thursday but not as bad as today and highs will be not as hot around 97. It will still feel like 100-105 though with the humidity. There is also a 20% chance for showers, downpours and storms Thursday afternoon.

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Friday is a bit warmer with highs back up to 99 and a 20% chance of some afternoon storms cannot be ruled out either. Humidity won’t be as bad Friday but you will still feel it as it will feel like 100-103.

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.

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Forecast Update

FIRST ALERT Wednesday: Hot and humid with highs in the upper 90s to near 100 but feeling like 105-110. Late afternoon and evening showers and storms (30%)

Tonight: Evening showers and storms (30%) but drier overnight with 70s and a few clouds

Thursday: Upper 90s with humidity. Feeling like 100-105. 20% Chance for showers and storms

Friday: Highs in the upper 90s with a little bit of humidity. Feeling like 100-103. 20% Chance for showers and storms

Saturday: Drier and less humid 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 low humidity

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