Columbia, SC (WLTX) - If it's 100 degrees outside, can you imagine the temperature inside your car?
News 19's Meteorologist Amy Aaronson shows us how the inside of your car can quickly reach over 100 degrees in just 20 minutes when it's only 80 degrees outside.
The Midlands is bracing for more temperatures over 100 degrees for the next several days and people need to be mindful of leaving kids, older family members, and animals in their cars.
If it's 80 degrees outside , in only 10 minutes the inside of your car can reach 99 degrees. In 20 minutes it will feel like 109 degrees. In 30 minutes, it's 114 degrees and in an hour 123 degrees!!!
So leaving your kid or pet in the car for a quick 10 or 20 minute trip inside a store is putting them in danger.