Oppressive heat heading toward South Carolina

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

Forecasters say temperatures in the mid-90s on Monday were only a preview of the oppressive heat coming Tuesday and Wednesday, when the National Weather Service is forecasting highs near 100 in the Upstate, with the humidity making it feel like 105 or hotter.

It may feel even hotter in the rest of the state Tuesday, with the combination of heat and humidity making the heat index top out at 105 to 110 degrees for much of the afternoon.

Heat advisories have already been issued for Tuesday for much of the state.

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