High near 98, heat index of 106 expected today in Charleston

Another hot day is on tap for Charleston.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service are calling for sun today, with a high near 98 and a heat index as high as 106.

There’s a possibility today’s temperature could approach the record high for this day, which is 100 degrees set in 1993.

The weekend should bring slightly cooler temperatures.

Saturday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 96 and a heat index of 104. There will be a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

Sunday should be mostly sunny, with a high near 94. There will be a 40 percent chance of rain and storms after noon.

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