Lowcountry warned about heat, rip currents

CHARLESTON, SC (AP) - South Carolina is facing a double threat of excessive heat and rough ocean surf.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for inland counties for Friday as well as an advisory for the moderate risk of rip currents along the coast.

A combination of temperatures in the mid and upper 90s and moderate levels of humidity will likely produce heat indexes of 105 degrees or greater each afternoon through the weekend.

Forecasters say wind and or wave conditions support stronger or more frequent rip currents, and only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape a rip current should enter the water.

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