Temps in the upper 90s prompts another heat advisory for Charleston

Another heat advisory will be in effect for the Charleston area today.

It will be another hot day in Charleston, with another heat advisory in effect.

Today’s high should be near 97, with the heat index closer to 103, according to the National Weather Service. That’s hot but below the record of 100 degrees for this date set in 1981. Today’s expected high is a bit cooler than Monday, when the 98 degrees reading tied the record, also set in 1981.

A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Those working outside are advised to drink plenty of fluids, wear light clothing and try to avoid direct sunshine. Don’t leave children or pets inside a car, especially with the windows rolled up. Check on the elderly.

Wednesday’s high should be near 95, with a heat index as high as 104.

Thursday’s high should be around 93, with a 20 percent chance of some rain to cool things off.

Friday the mercury should climb to around 92, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday and Sunday should be in the low 90s, with a 30 percent chance of rain each day, according to the weather service.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.