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Next Tropical Storm

The next tropical storm is expected to develop over the next few days. At this point it's not expected to become very strong as it makes its way toward the Florida coast. Where it goes after that is a bit…

Yes, it's unseasonably hot

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- Welcome in to the News at Five. Here's a look at the forecast with Chief Meteorologist John Farley discussing the unseasonably warm temperatures and the humidity in September.…

Hurricane Dorian is Pulling Away

Hurricane Dorian is pulling away from the Midlands. The now category 2 storm is moving to the northeast around 10 mph and Dorian will continue to pick up speed over the next day. That means the sunshine returns for Friday…

Hurricane Dorian Update

Dorian will parallel the South Carolina Coast on Thursday with significant flooding near the beaches from both rain and sea water pushing ashore. There will also be very strong winds with gusts to more than 70 mph near the coast…

Hurricane Dorian Current Path

Storm will impact us on Thursday. The worst of it will be east of Columbia: rain up to 5 inches and gusts to 50 mph in places like Sumter, Manning, Orangeburg.  

Dorian's Path and Preparations

MIAMI (AP) -  President Donald Trump has declared an emergency in the state of Florida as it braces for the brunt of Hurricane Dorian. In issuing the emergency declaration, Trump has ordered federal…

SC Governor declares State of emergency ahead of Dorian

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)-- South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Dorian. According to the Governor's office, Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and urges South Carolinians to prepare…

Hurricane Dorian Update

Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen. As of 5pm on Friday evening, it's a category 3 storm. It's expected to continue to intensify as it heads toward the Florida coast. The best estimate right now for the Midlands is that we'll…

Hurricane Dorian Update

Hurricane Dorian is moving along toward Florida and it's expected to get a lot stronger by the time it arrives. The other significant factor is its forward speed. That is expected to get a lot slower once it gets to…

Hurricane Dorian Update

Hurricane Dorian is passing north of Puerto Rico this evening (Wednesday).  It will soon be out over open water, where it will continue to move to the west and strengthen. The latest estimates are that Dorian will make landfall in…

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