FIRST ALERT - Hotter today but still not humid - Turns more humid by Thursday

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Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 8:34 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 12:49 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Temperatures are warming right back up this week with highs reaching the upper 90s to near record levels by Wednesday.

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First Alert Headlines

  • Partly cloudy with high in the low 90s today, the humidity is still low.
  • We warm up into the upper 90s Tuesday with partly cloudy skies.
  • First Alert Days Wednesday and Thursday for Extreme Heat and Humidity.
  • Expect storms to return to the forecast late in the day Thursday and Friday.
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First Alert Summary:

It will turn much hotter this afternoon with highs climbing into the mid to upper 90s but it will not be humid. We’ll call it a dry heat for the afternoon. Dry skies for the afternoon as well with sunshine and clouds. Tonight we’ll see some passing clouds with temperatures falling into the mid 60s.

Alert Day posted for Wednesday as we’re expecting temperatures to climb into the low 100s. 103is the forecast high but it comes with low humidity. So 103 will feel like 103. We’ll likely break the record of 101 which was set back in 1988.

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The humidity will start to climb during the night as low temperatures will only drop down into the low 70s under partly cloudy skies. Thursday is another Alert Day for the heat and humidity. We’ll see highs around 99 but feeling like 103-107. There is also a 30% chance for some showers and storms for the afternoon/evening.

Humidity will stay high for Friday and into the weekend with highs in the low to mid 90s. There is a 30% chance for showers and storms Friday but only a 20% chance for the weekend.

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Forecast Update:

Today: Turning hotter but still not humid with highs in the mid to upper 90s. Sunshine and clouds

Tonight: Lows falling into the mid 60s. Few passing clouds

First Alert Wednesday: Highs are around 103 with humidity levels still low but it will be HOT with sunshine

First Alert Thursday: Highs are 99 with humidity and a 30% chance of afternoon storms

Friday: Humidity continues with highs in the mid 90s and a 30% chance for showers and storms

Saturday: Sunshine and clouds with highs in the low 90s and humid. 20% Chance for a few storms

Sunday: Sunshine and clouds with highs in the low 90s and humid. 20% Chance for a few storms

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