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Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Current conditions at

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

Lat: 33.97°NLon: 80.99°WElev: 210ft.

A Few Clouds

91°F

33°C

Humidity 47%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 30.08 in (1018.1 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index95°F (35°C)
Last update 2 Sep 12:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Columbia SC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Light south wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Light west wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 95 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 93 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 85 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Light south wind.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Light west wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Labor Day
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
Columbia SC
 34°N 81.05°W (Elev. 236 ft)
12:56 pm EDT Sep 2, 2015
1pm EDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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