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The Weather Prediction Center has the area under a marginal risk of excessive precipitation.

COLUMBIA, SC – The summer weather pattern will continue today. A few showers and thunderstorms will be possible during the hot weather of the day. The chance of rain will be a little higher on Thursday as a front moves through the region. Chances of rain will start to diminish on Friday and over the weekend, but temperatures will rise.

Tuesday was hot and humid. Columbia Airport reported a high temperature of 93 degrees. Some areas received some rain yesterday, but many places did not receive any rain.

There were a few showers earlier today. Lows were in the low to mid 70s, which is close to normal for this time of year.

This afternoon will be hot and humid. High temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s, but with humidity, heat index values ​​will likely hit the triple digits. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and evening. Some storms could bring gusty winds and heavy showers.

The Weather Prediction Center has the area under a marginal risk of excessive precipitation. Some localized flooding could be a problem, especially in flood-prone areas.

A weak cold front will approach the region on Thursday. It will be hot and humid during the afternoon, with temperatures in the low to mid-90s. Heat index values ​​will be in the 100 degree range.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop before the front. The Storm Prediction Center has half of the Midlands under a slight risk of severe weather. A slight chance of severe weather means that scattered severe storms are possible, but are usually short-lived. Intense severe thunderstorms are possible in this category but are isolated.

The biggest threat of any severe storm Thursday will be damaging wind gusts.

Chances of rain will be lower on Friday as the high begins to move back into the area. A few thunderstorms will be possible, but little rain is expected.

The weekend will be warmer, but mostly dry. Highs will reach the mid-upper 90s on Saturday and Sunday.

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