Record highs possible today as heat continues

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The drought that has gripped the southern and eastern half of the region the past month will continue into another week with no real chance of beneficial rainfall through the next weekend.

Monday morning starts muggy and warm with temperatures in the mid 70's. By Monday afternoon the heat will really return. Highs across the metro area will top out in the upper 90's, but will stay near 90 on the beaches.

Heat index values will climb back into the low 100's, but should stay below heat advisory levels although it may be close across the south coast counties.

Record highs could be broken both in Charleston and Savannah with Monday afternoon being the hottest day of the week.

Monday night, lows will fall back into the mid 70's with more of the same expected each evening through the week. Highs each afternoon will hit the lower 90's with sun and clouds.

Rain chances are a typical 20 percent, but showers will be hard to find each afternoon so keep your fingers crossed that you can find one roaming about.

The tropics stay quiet Monday as we head into another week of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season. The forecast keeps the tropics quiet for the next several days with no development expected.

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