From famously to dangerously hot
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:54:41 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Midlands residents once again find themselves under hazardous heat related conditions heading towards the weekend.
The National Weather Service has issed a heat advisory for the entire Midlands from noon to 8pm Saturday. The advisory is issued when high heat and humidity create dangerous 'feels like' temperatures above 105 degrees for a prolonged period of time.
The SkyWACH Weather Team is forecasting dangerous heat and humidity to persist through the weekend. Feels like temperatures may hover near 110 at points Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Columbia Metropolitan Airport has seen only a few days in the 80s since late May. The heat is also compounding an already problematic drought situation across the state. The majority of the Midlands are under the second, exceptional, stage of drought.
Residents are urged to exercise caution if exposed to the elements. This is a time when it's especially important to monitor the health of children, the elderly and pets for signs of physical distress.
Rainfall will be hard to come by through Saturday. However, thunderstorms may roll into the area Sunday and Monday.