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Risk of severe thunderstorms from Florida to the Great Lake States

Storms may contain strong, damaging winds and hail. Locally heavy rain is also possible in southern California and the Desert Southwest. Very hot conditions continue in the lower Mississippi Valley and the Deep South.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Columbia, Jim Hamilton L.B. Owens Downtown Airport (KCUB)

Lat: 33.97°NLon: 80.99°WElev: 210ft.

Fair

80°F

27°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.97 in (1014.6 mb)
Dewpoint 73°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index84°F (29°C)
Last update 30 Jul 7:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Columbia SC

  • Today

    Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm.  Increasing clouds and hot, with a high near 98. Heat index values as high as 105. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Sunny then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 98 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Light southwest wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. North wind 3 to 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 95 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Increasing clouds and hot, with a high near 98. Heat index values as high as 105. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Light southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. North wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 93.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
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Point Forecast:
Columbia SC
 34°N 81.05°W (Elev. 236 ft)
6:36 am EDT Jul 30, 2015
8am EDT Jul 30, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 5, 2015
 
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