COLUMBIA, S.C. — Severe thunderstorms popped up in the Midlands Saturday, causing some damage and power outages in the area.
There were multiple areas that saw gusty winds and at times heavy rains. That led to downed trees and power lines. Near the town of Vance in Orangeburg County, there was a report of a shed that was destroyed and a metal carport that was lifted and moved on Mill Creek Road.
While no warnings were issued over there, Sumter saw some of the greatest effects was in Sumter, where over 7,500 people lost power at the peak of the storm.
The Storm Prediction Center placed a majority of South Carolina under a marginal risk for severe weather on Saturday. W
Sunday, the severe weather threat lowers to just a general thunderstorm risk, or a 0 out of 5 on the Storm Prediction Center's scale. A shower or storm will be much more isolated compared to Saturday.
While the storm threat is lower on Sunday, temperatures are on the rise over the next few days. With high dew point values as well, the feels-like temperatures looking ahead to next week will be around 100°.
The start of the work week is forecast to be dry, with rain chances increasing again mid-week.
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