(WLTX) - The Midlands is getting ready to see the highest temperatures of the year--and maybe of all-time for the month of June.
Thursday, the high in Columbia reached 100 degrees for the first time in 2012. And if you're looking for a break anytime soon, you're out of luck.
Beginning Friday, the forecast high for the area is projected to be above 100 degrees for five straight days.
Friday, it's expected to be 106 degrees. Saturday, we're expected to reach 105 degress, but that number could be a low forecast.
The all-time high for Columbia is 107 degrees.
Because of the conditions expected Friday, a code orange air quality alert is in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
This means that ground level-ozone concentrations within the region will likely exceed unhealthy standards for sensitive groups. Specifically, active children and adults and people with
respiratory disease such as asthma should limit prolonged