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Some of the hottest weather of the summer is heading for South Carolina.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday for the southeastern part of the state, including the tri-county area. Temperatures will soar to the upper 90s, but the humidity will make it feel like as hot as 110.

Temperatures near the coast will be a bit lower, likely in the lower 90s.

It will be hot and steamy the rest of the week, but not as hot as today.

The high Wednesday will be in the mid-90s, with a heat index up to 114. There's a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Thursday and Friday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 90s.

The heat index Thursday will be up to 110.

South Carolina isn't the only state expecting oppressive heat over the next few days.

The temperature setting is stuck on broil across a swath of the Midwest and South, with Dallas and Oklahoma City sweltering through 100-degree heat.

For Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued heat advisories for much of the East Coast, from Georgia to Connecticut, where temperatures are expected in the upper 90s but will feel as hot as 105 because of the humidity.

"It says a lot when you are dealing with such an expansive area of heat alerts," said National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.