Poor air quality, more storms tonight!

Live 5 First Alert Weather
Live 5 First Alert Weather(Live 5)
Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 9:37 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2023 at 3:52 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - An Air Quality Alert is in effect today for Georgetown and Williamsburg counties as smoke from recent wildfires in Canada continue to drift through our air. Poor air quality may become unhealthy enough to cause problems for folks with respiratory issues. Limit your time outdoors if you fall under this category in these counties. Even though alerts are not in place in other counties across the Lowcountry of South Carolina, smoke is visible in the air.

A cold front is moving through the Lowcountry, which will help aid in the formation of showers and storms this afternoon and evening. Like recent days, expect storms to produce heavy rain, gusty winds, frequent lightning and small hail. Be ready to move indoor quickly! Storms will wrap up after sunset as the cold front begins to push down to the south. Drier weather is expected Friday and the start of this weekend. We expect lots of sunshine with highs near 90 degrees this weekend. Isolated storms may return to the area late Sunday. Next week could remain unsettled with more storm chances and heat!

TONIGHT: Early storms again, some strong, Low 65.

FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny. High 86.

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny. High 89.

SUNDAY: Partly Cloudy. Isolated PM Storms. High 89.

MONDAY: Hot, Isolated storms possible, High 91.