Forecasters: Heat wave arriving in SC this week

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Forecasters say the heat is coming back to South Carolina after a brief reprieve over the holiday weekend.

Several places across the state enjoyed near-record lows in the 60s at the start of the Independence Day holiday weekend. But the high pressure system that brought the cool weather has moved east, bringing heat and humidity back.

By Wednesday, highs should be in the upper 90s in most of the state. The humidity will be rising, making it feel several degrees hotter.

The summer has started out hot. Columbia, North Charleston and Greenville all recorded their warmest or second warmest June in decades.

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