The next five or six days in the Midlands are going to be hot ones, with temperatures hitting 100 degrees Fahrenheit for three or more days in a row.
It’s the first stretch of 95-plus weather this summer. And though summer doesn’t start officially till June 21, this hot spell looks like a doozy.
Saturday is expected to see a high of 98. Then, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday each seem headed for 100-degree territory.
Folks going outside are urged to be cautious, to drink lots of water and to limit their time in direct sunlight.
Staying indoors is a better idea. And people should check on neighbors and loved ones, especially those who don’t have air conditioning.
“We’ll go from near normal afternoon temperatures to readings well above,” said Ken Aucoin, Richland County emergency planner and chief meteorologist. “Our average high for early-mid June is 89, but starting Sunday, temperatures will likely reach 100 or more. In addition, rain chances will be quite low.”