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Summer heat with isolated storms today

Published: May. 17, 2022 at 3:45 PM EDT|Updated: May. 19, 2022 at 9:40 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - We settle into some serious heat today, and some storms will be coming with it!

The heat really cranks up this afternoon, with the potential for more pop-up showers and thunderstorms. Like Monday, the storms are expected to be fairly isolated, but the ones that do develop could become severe. Damaging winds and hail are the main concerns. On top of keeping an eye out for storms if you plan on being outdoors today, make sure you are doing everything you can to stay cool and hydrated! Highs will soar into the mid 90s for most of the upstate this afternoon, with upper 80s for the mountains. Add a little humidity to the equation, and the real feel will be closer to the upper 90s for some of us.

Most storm activity will wrap up after sunset this evening, but some isolated storms will remain possible in the mountains into the first part of the overnight periods. Lows will stay warm and muggy in the middle to upper 60s.

Hot weather continues on Friday, minus the threat of storms. We’ll look for mostly sunny skies with highs climbing into the low and mid 90s once again across South Carolina and northeast Georgia, with highs close to 90 in the North Carolina mountains. Good beach weather to close out the work week!

Chances for storms will increase over the upcoming weekend, helping to gradually scale back the heat. Saturday will feature partly cloudy skies with some possible afternoon storms. Highs will still top the mid 80s to low 90s, but those will head back to the 80s on Sunday with mostly cloudy skies and scattered storms becoming more likely.