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Remnants of Erika bringing heavy rain to Florida

Tropical moisture associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika will produce heavy rain across parts of Florida on Monday, creating the potential for flash flooding. Flood Watches and Warnings are in effect for parts of the state. Heavy rain could also lead to flash flooding across parts of the Carolinas. Remember, if you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around, Don't Drown!
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Current conditions at

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

Lat: 33.97°NLon: 80.99°WElev: 210ft.

Overcast

86°F

30°C

Humidity 55%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1017.0 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index89°F (32°C)
Last update 31 Aug 6:53 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Columbia SC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy fog after 2am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Light north wind.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 71 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm.  Areas of fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Areas Fog
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 11pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Light north wind.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Friday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
Columbia SC
 34°N 81.02°W (Elev. 253 ft)
5:47 pm EDT Aug 31, 2015
7pm EDT Aug 31, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 7, 2015
 
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