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Parts of South Carolina still in a drought

Tropical Storm Hermine soaked much of the state last week - dropping up to 7 inches of rain in spots. But according to NOAA, that wasn't quite enough to end the drought for parts of South Carolina.

Potentially Flooding Rain From Hermine

Tropical Storm Hermine is still on track to bring potentially flooding rain today - especially to the Eastern Midlands. The updated rain projections are below. The Western Midlands - places like Newberry County, will get roughly 2 inches of rain…

Hermine is headed our way

Hermine has strengthened to a Category 1 Hurricane with winds of 75 mph. It will make landfall on the Florida Coast late this evening. As it continues to push north it will weaken back down to a tropical storm, and…

Possible Flooding Rain - Tropical Storm Hermine

Tropical Storm Hermine has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Hermine is expected to track over Florida, Georgia, then through Central South Carolina on Friday with very heavy rain. Rainfall totals are expected to range from 3 to 6 inches,…

Tropical Depression 9, likely to become a tropical storm

Tropical Depression 9 is in the Gulf of Mexico right now. It's expected to develop into a Tropical Storm over the next few days and then move north and east over Florida and skirt the South Carolina Coast. At this…

Tropical Storms Close By

There are two tropical depressions that will likely turn into tropical storms over the next few days. But they will likely have little to no impact on us here in the Midlands. The first storm (Tropical Depression 8) is spinning…

Watching the Tropics

There's about a 40% chance that a blob of moisture just to the east of Caribbean will become a tropical storm over the next few days. As it moves to the west, it will initially encounter a large area of…


It's been dry this summer. The result? Now every county in South Carolina is in at least the first stage of drought.

22nd Anniversary of Lexington Tornado

22 years ago today an F-3 tornado plowed through Lexington. It was one of 22 tornadoes that touched down in South Carolina. These tornadoes were kicked off by what was left over from Tropical Storm Beryl. Fortunately there were no…

Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid Meteor Shower will be in full bloom tonight. The best time for viewing is between midnight and dawn. Be sure to get away from any lights and look to the northeast. Here are a few factoids about the…

The 90° Streak Ends

Today Columbia only reached 89°. That ends the streak of consecutive 90° days at 51. In case you're wondering, the longest streak of 90° days recorded in Columbia is 54. That happened in 1986.

Hot Summer Continues

Today marks the 48th consecutive day where temperatures have reached at least 90° in Columbia. And it looks like we'll threaten the record of 54 consecutive days. Stay tuned...

Hot Summer Continues...

Once again today the temperature reached 100°. That makes it the 19th time this summer where the temperature topped out in the triple digits. Now 2016 is tied for the 3rd hottest summer (when measured by high temperatures) since records…

Great Night To See The Space Station

The skies will be clear this evening, which will make for a great night to see the International Space Station pass overhead. It'll be visible starting at 10:20. Look to the southwest and it'll appear like a very bright "star"…

Drought Continues for Part of Midlands

The US Drought Monitor is updated every Thursday. Today shows that moderate drought continues for about half of Lexington and Newberry Counties, and for all of Saluda County. And the drought is severe for parts of the Upstate.

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