Heat continues as we track an uptick of storms in the tropics

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - We’ll stay hot for the final day of the work week, with afternoon highs in the 90′s again on Friday. Heat indices will also be warm, but a slightly higher rain chance on Friday and Saturday will help some areas temporarily cool down each afternoon. Be sure to have the rain gear close on Saturday if you’re heading outside, as we could see a few storms or showers become heavy at times. Sunday’s rain chance will return to about a 30% chance, which will be a bit lower from Saturday’s rain chance. Overall, temperatures will remain hot straight through the full forecast with each day approaching the mid to low 90′s. A daily, but rather low, rain chance will stick around for next week.

The tropics are becoming a bit busy with Tropical Storm Gonzalo moving closer to the Caribbean Sea this weekend. There is no direct threat at the moment for the Lowcountry concerning Gonzalo. Another area of interest is Tropical Storm Hannah that is expected to bring strong wind and heavy rain to the Gulf coastline of Texas through the weekend as well, but there are no direct issues to expect for the Lowcountry. A tropical wave is beginning to form off the coast of Africa as well, but it is far too early to talk about the potential of the wave. We’ll give you the first alert to any changes!

FRIDAY: Hot and humid, chance of PM storms, HIGH: 92.

SATURDAY: Chance of showers or storms, HIGH: 90.

SUNDAY: Hot, chance of PM storm or two, HIGH: 91.

MONDAY: Hot day, chance of afternoon showers or storms, HIGH: 95.

Meteorologist Stephanie Sine

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