(FOX Carolina) - A steady warm-up will lead us to summery, hot conditions this weekend. Highs will warm to near 90 with isolated storm chances through early next week.
Isolated storms with embedded downpours stay possible today, mainly in the Upstate during the afternoon hours. Highs reach the 80s area-wide, but with more humidity, the heat will feel intensified.
The intensity of the heat and humidity builds for Saturday and Sunday, as highs climb to around 90 for the Upstate and mid-80s in the mountains. Normally we’re ranging from 75-80 for high temps, so this will be well above the average!
Storms could rumble through during each afternoon, but the better chance for finding rain will be in the higher elevation spots.
A more widespread system moves through on Monday and that will give us all a better shot at rain and possibly a few stronger t-storms. Once the rain moves out, we’ll see plenty sunshine for much of the week, sparking above normal temperatures. Highs will likely hit 90 degrees across the Upstate from midweek onward toward Memorial Day Weekend.