Monday's hot weather sets new Charleston record

Monday's hot weather sets new Charleston record

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - We have a new high temperature record for Cinco de Mayo in Charleston.

The National Weather Service says that at 2:55 p.m., the temperature reached 94 degrees at the Charleston Airport, beating the previous record of 93 degrees set in 2012.

Live 5 Morning Meteorologist Justin Lock says the week's weather will be the hottest stretch felt in the Lowcountry since September, because of a large high pressure area building in the central plains and a jet stream positioned unusually far to the north. The two combine to create hot, dry weather for a good chunk of the southern United States.

Tuesday's record high for Charleston is 95 degrees, set back in 1952.

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