Forecasters warn of ‘excessive’ heat in Charleston area

Plenty of blue sky was in store Sunday, as seen in this photo of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, but forecasters warned of excessive heat. (ANDREW KNAPP/STAFF)

The National Weather Service warned of a heat wave with “excessive” temperatures on Sunday and at the start of the workweek in the Charleston area.

High temperatures will reach the mid-90s on Sunday, but with the humidity factored in, it could feel like between 100 and 104 degrees, according to the Weather Service.

A heat advisory is possible Sunday and is likely Monday and Tuesday, forecasters said.

Here is the complete forecast:

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 102. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 3 to 8 mph.

Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 104. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 75. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South wind around 6 mph.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76.

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76.

Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

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