FIRST ALERT: Afternoon showers and thunderstorms for Wednesday

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Another hot one!  Highs middle 90s with a Heat Index of 102
  • Few thunderstorms this afternoon with some becoming strong to severe.
  • Marginal risk of severe weather for the northern Midlands into the Upstate.  Biggest threat would be damaging winds and heavy rain

High pressure will continue to be in charge of the forecast today and tomorrow before a cold front moves into the state by Thursday.

Afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be isolated to scattered between 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Some storms may be strong to severe.

Today will be much like yesterday with hot and humid conditions with a few showers and thunderstorms by late afternoon. However, today it's looking like a small disturbance will ride up and over High pressure. This will increase the risk of strong to severe thunderstorms for the northern Midlands to the Pee Dee.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has the northern Midlands, Upstate, Pee Dee into NC under a "Marginal Risk" of severe weather late this afternoon into the evening.  Highs middle 90s and a heat index of 102 degrees.

A better chance of storms comes in by tomorrow into the weekend with the cold front.

In the event of flooding, remember: TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN! 

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Forecast:

Today:  Partly cloudy skies, hot and humid with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, some storms may be strong to severe with heavy rain and damaging winds. Highs middle 90s with a Heat Index of 102

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, 30% chance of evening showers and thunderstorms ending by 10 p.m.  Some storms may be strong to severe.  Lows in the middle 70s.

Thursday:  Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some with heavy rain.  Highs middle 90s with a Heat Index of 102.

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