Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The summer solstice was Saturday at 6:51 a.m. EDT — the moment the sun shines directly on the Tropic of Cancer, an imaginary line north of the equator.
The weather for the first day of summer will be very typical, hot and humid with a chance of thunderstorms everyday.
Friday, the high temperature in Columbia climbed to 98° degrees, that is the highest temperature we have seen since July 27, 2012 when it hit 100°.
It will continue to be hot and humid on Saturday, highs are expected to climb into the middle 90s again.
Heat index values may top out in the low 100° degree range during the afternoon hours on Saturday.
There will be a chance for showers and storms during the afternoon and any thunderstorm that develops could potentially be severe.
The greatest risk from any severe thunderstorm that forms would be damaging winds.
The heat and humidity will continue into Sunday and there will also be a chance for showers and storms.
High temperatures on Sunday are expected to top out in the lower to middle 90s.