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Sizzling Heat Continues, Weekend Showers and T-Storms

Published: May. 19, 2022 at 1:56 PM EDT|Updated: May. 20, 2022 at 10:23 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Hazy, hot, and humid weather continues on Friday!

We’ll be baking under mostly sunny skies as highs soar into the low and mid 90s upstate again, with upper 80s to around 90 in the mountains.

In fact, we’ll be close to record highs today! The current record high for May 20 in the Greenville area is 96° set in 1962, with a forecast high of 95° this afternoon. In Asheville, today’s record high is 91° in 1941 with a forecast of 89° today. A close call for both!

Skies will remains mostly clear for tonight with more warm and humid conditions. Lows will settle into the middle and upper 60s with light southwesterly winds.

The weekend will begin to give us some minor opportunities to cool off in the form of hit-or-miss thunderstorms. These are expected to be much more widespread on Sunday, but neither day this weekend is looking like a washout. Keep your outdoor plans, but make sure to keep an eye on the skies, stay cool and hydrated. Highs Saturday will top the upper 80s to low 90s, and back to the 80s for everyone on Sunday.

A more unsettled weather pattern takes hold for much of next week, with scattered thunderstorms expected each day Monday through Thursday. We’ll ease up considerably on the heat too, seeing highs return to the 70s and 80s.