High temperatures and even higher heat indexes expected this weekend

FILE - Cameron Bertram, 4, battles the high temperatures earliler this month by playing in the fountain at Riverfront Park. The National Weather Service predicts a hot weekend is on its way to the Charleston area.

It’s going to be a hot couple of days in Charleston, but heat indexes will make it feel even hotter.

The National Weather Service predicts temperatures higher than 90 degrees will head to the Charleston area both Saturday and Sunday.

The heat indexes, though, will make it feel higher than 100 on both days.

Forecasts show Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 97. The heat index, however, could be as high as 110.

By Saturday night, temperatures should cool to a low around 81, with partly cloudy skies overhead.

A chance of showers and thunderstorms enters the forecast Sunday, according to the weather service. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent, and the chance of rain during the day is mainly after 4 p.m.

Otherwise, Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 94 and heat index values as high as 105.

A chance of rain continues into Sunday night, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. and again after 2 a.m.

Chance of precipitation Sunday evening is 20 percent.

Temperatures Sunday night should cool to a low around 79, a slight reprieve after what is expected to be a scorcher of a weekend.

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