FIRST ALERT: Midlands under Marginal Risk of severe weather
(WIS) - FIRST ALERT Weather Highlights:
- The heat is back!
- There is a “Marginal Risk” for severe weather for an area closer to Aiken, including Lexington, Orangeburg, Saluda and S. Newberry Counties
- A few strong to severe afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be around today
- Biggest threat with today’s storms will be damaging winds, heavy rain and hail
- Hot and humid, highs middle to upper 90
Our daily round of Mother Nature's fireworks will start becoming less of a feature during the afternoon and evening, replaced by high heat and humidity.
We won't shake the storms entirely. Starting Thursday through the weekend, storms will become more isolated.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has the central and western Midlands (including Columbia and Lexington) under a "Marginal" risk of severe weather. Again, biggest threat from today's storms would be damaging winds, heavy rain and hail.
This risk for severe weather is for an area closer to Aiken, including Lexington, Orangeburg, Saluda and S. Newberry Counties
High pressure will take control of the forecast Friday through the weekend. This will give us much hotter conditions and isolated late day thunderstorms.
We may see an increase of late day thunderstorms by Independence day. In any event, it will be HOT with Heat Index pushing 105+ by the weekend.
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Today: Patchy morning fog, otherwise partly cloudy, 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms will be strong to severe with possible damaging winds, heavy rain and hail. High upper 90s
Tonight: A few early evening thunderstorms, otherwise, fair. Rain chance 30%. Low middle 70s
Friday: Mostly sunny, hot and humid with a 20% chance of a late afternoon thunderstorm. Heat index near 105. Highs upper 90s
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