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Comfortable Monday before the heat returns

Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 2:59 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2022 at 9:22 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Monday remains comfortable before the heat builds again.

Temperatures will warm comfortably into the middle and upper 80s later this afternoon. High pressure over Kentucky and Tennessee will treat us to mostly sunny skies as it also helps to lock in the mild, dry air. Skies will remain mostly clear tonight, with lows dipping back to the upper 50s and low 60s.

Summer officially arrives at 5:13 AM on Tuesday, and we’re going to start feeling like it right away. We’ll look for more of the same mostly sunny skies, but afternoon highs will make a big jump back into the low and mid 90s. Humidity will stay low on Tuesday, so the heat should be a bit easier to tolerate at first, but that will change by Wednesday.

Highs on Wednesday will close in on 100° upstate, with low to mid 90s expected in the mountains. Those readings will put us close to record levels, with the current record high for GSP Airport standing at 99° back in 2006. Asheville record high for Wednesday is 94° set in 1964.

A frontal boundary will settle over the region for the second half of the work week, bringing the chance for isolated thunderstorms back to the forecast from Thursday into the weekend. Expect hot and humid conditions to persist as well, with highs holding in the low to mid 90s upstate, and ranging from the mid 80s to low 90s across the mountains.