Heat wave continues in Charleston

Today’s high temperatures

If you thought it’s been hot the last few days in Charleston, today will be even hotter.

The mercury should reach 96 degrees along the coast this afternoon, with the heat index closer to 104, according to the National Weather Service. Farther inland will be several degrees hotter.

The weather service sent out a tweet this morning noting that today will have the hottest temperatures in more than two weeks, The tweet notes that’s nowhere near the North American record for the date — 134 degrees in Death Valley in 1913.

Saturday will be another hot one, with a high near 95 along the coast and a heat index around 102, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

Sunday should be slightly cooler, with a high near 93.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.