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      Triple digit heat indices expected for the Midlands

      Columbia (WACH) â?? A ridge building in the central U.S. will bring heat to the Midlands.

      Above normal temperatures will continue for the day and it will likely feel even hotter outside. As a ridge builds across the central United States warm air will spread across the plains and the southeast.With high dew point temperatures as well, it will likely feel even hotter outside. When we combine the humidity with todayâ??s heat, our heat index values will climb into the triple digits. It is very important to take precautions during heat events like this. Be sure to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water today.