FIRST ALERT- Heat Index above 100 again this afternoon with scattered strong to severe storms possible

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Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 7:04 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2022 at 8:56 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - We’ll see highs today climbing into the low 90s but with the humidity it will feel like 100-105. Let’s watch for another round of strong to severe storms after 3PM.

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First Alert Headlines

  • It’s a quiet start today with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 70s
  • Highs today climb into the low 90s which is seasonable for this time for the year but it comes with a lot of humidity
  • Let’s watch for a round of scattered showers, downpours and storms. Some storms could be strong to severe. 3PM-11PM
  • Rain chances are 60% today and 60% for Sunday as well
  • Cooler Sunday but still humid with highs in the low 80s

First Alert Summary:

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We are stuck in a rinse and repeat pattern here. The last few days have all features 90s, humidity and afternoon showers, downpours and storms. Well, that will continue for this afternoon as well. Highs today will get to around 93 but feeling like 103 with the humidity. We’ll also have an opportunity for showers, downpours and storms this afternoon/evening. 3PM-11PM Is the timeframe for the rain. It will not rain the entire time, but just like what we’ve seen that last few days, during the 3PM-11PM window, scattered downpours and storms will move throughout the Midlands.

Rain chances are 60% for Sunday and even 50% for Monday. Although the humidity this weekend will still be on the higher side, we actually get a break from the temperatures on Sunday and Monday. Highs today will still be in the low 90s but how about some low 80s for Sunday and mid 80s for Monday!

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Next week features the same pattern. It won’t be as hot as highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s Each afternoon but it still comes with a lot of humidity and scattered showers, downpours and storms each afternoon and evening. The only “mostly dry” day looks to be Wednesday with rain chances just 20%.

Good news in the drought department. The severe drought has been removed and areas in Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties have been removed. With more rain expected in this forecast, I am expected the next update next Thursday to show more improvements.

Tropics are quiet!

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Forecast Update

Today: A 60% chance for downpours and storms. Highs in the low 90s but feeling like 103

Tonight: Evening storms but drier overnight but still muggy with 70s

Sunday: A 60% chance for downpours and storms. Highs in the low 80s but still humid

Monday: A 30% chance for downpours and storms. Highs in the mid 80s and humid

Tuesday: A 30% chance for downpours and storms. Highs in the upper 80s and humid

Wednesday: Sunshine and clouds. Just a 20% chance for showers and downpours. Highs in the low 90s

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