Heat index values could reach 120 degrees

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - As the work week comes to and end, the heat will reach its peak across the region Friday.

Excessive heat warnings went into effect at 10 a.m. and will run till 9 p.m. Friday night. Heat index values will soar to rare levels Friday afternoon, hitting as high as 115-120 degrees between the coast and the Highway 17 corridor.

High temperatures will reach the upper 90's in many areas and could make a run for record levels in Charleston. By evening, the heat should begin to slowly break but don't look for much in the way of rain. Only a few storms will develop in the excessive heat.

Excessive heat warnings are in affect for Charleston, Berkely, Colleton, Dorchester, Allendale, Beaufort and Jasper Counties.

Overnight Friday will produce more muggy and warm weather, with lows falling back to the upper 70's by Saturday morning.

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