Hot and humid conditions along with afternoon storm chances move in for the remainder of the week.

Sun and clouds today, with highs in the middle 80s to lower 90s. Higher humidity will encourage spotty afternoon thunderstorms, mainly in the mountains with a couple in the Upstate.

A Code Orange air quality alert is in place until 8pm, so if you are part of the "sensitive group" including the elderly, very young, or those with preexisting lung or heart conditions, try to limit your time outdoors today.

Thursday will start dry with some sunshine, but the afternoon will present scattered afternoon thunderstorms as a cold front moves through the area.

After that, rain chances go back down to isolated coverage Thursday through Sunday with seasonal highs in the 80s to near 90.

Rain potential increases a bit into early next week as another storm system approaches the area.

As for the tropics, Chris strengthened into a hurricane Tuesday evening, but still poses NO threat to the US coastline and will move northeast and out to sea in the coming days. We continue to monitor the remnants of what was Hurricane Beryl near the Bahamas, as that storm could regenerate in the next 3-5 days. Luckily for coastal interests, that storm looks to follow in Chris' footsteps, staying out to sea.

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