Heat, storms, and dust in the works for Thursday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Get ready for another round of possible storms and showers for Thursday! Storms should not be quite as heavy or lengthy as what we picked up late Wednesday, but we’re still tracking enough energy to squeeze out a few storms. The main threat with any storm activity on Thursday will be damaging wind gusts. An odd addition to Thursday’s forecast includes possible dust in the upper atmosphere from the Sahara Desert. Dust has successfully made its way into the Caribbean and it could flow into the southeastern US by Thursday afternoon, creating a bit of a haze and a colorful sunset.

Our storm chance will drop a bit as we head into the weekend, but it will not be zero. Standard summer storms will pop up into the weekend, so have an umbrella in the afternoons just in case. The heat will remain with highs around 90 each day.

THURSDAY: Chance of PM storms, HIGH: 89.

FRIDAY: Slight chance, hot, HIGH: 90.

SATURDAY: Hot summer day, slight chance, HIGH: 91.

SUNDAY: Sunny and hot, HIGH: 93.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy, slight chance, HIGH: 92.

TUESDAY: Chance of thunderstorms, HIGH: 90.

WEDNESDAY: Scattered storms, HIGH: 85.

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