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Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
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Current conditions at

Columbia, Columbia Metropolitan Airport (KCAE)

Lat: 33.94°NLon: 81.12°WElev: 233ft.

Partly Cloudy

89°F

32°C

Humidity 48%
Wind Speed SW 5 mph
Barometer 30.08 in (1018.1 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index92°F (33°C)
Last update 7 Jul 7:56 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles SSW Chapin SC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 73 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Increasing clouds and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 101. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Hot

    High: 97 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 72 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 100. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 97 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

    Hot

    High: 97 °F

  • Friday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

    Hot

    High: 97 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 73 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Wednesday
Increasing clouds and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 101. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 100. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Saturday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles SSW Chapin SC
 34.08°N 81.39°W (Elev. 371 ft)
7:44 pm EDT Jul 7, 2015
8pm EDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm EDT Jul 14, 2015
 
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