High of 97, heat index of 107 expected today in Charleston

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Another sweltering day in Charleston.

The mercury at the airport should reach 97 this afternoon, with a heat index around 107, according to the National Weather Service. No rain is expected.

The normal high for July is 91. The record for this date is 100, last reached in 2005.

Tuesday’s high was 97, short of the record of 99 last reached in 2010, according to the weather service.

The heat wave continues through the weekend.

Thursday: Sunny, high near 96, heat index 105, 20 percent chance of rain.

Friday: Sunny, high near 96.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, high near 96.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, high near 94, 30 percent chance of rain.

Reach Dave Munday at 843-937-5553.