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Heat advisories, warnings issued as Lowcountry cooks

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The heat wave that has baked most of the nation this week has moved east, prompting advisories and warnings for most of South Carolina.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Pee Dee and the northeast coast for Friday. Forecasters warn near record temperatures near 100 degrees combined with humidity will send the heat index close to 115.

Heat advisories are in effect for the rest of the state with the exception of the mountains. The heat index in those areas is expected to rise to 110.

Things won't get much better during the evening with overnight lows most places in the 80s.

Forecasters warn that heat illness is possible and people should drink a lot of fluids and stay in air conditioning.

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