Charleston ties record of 98 degrees; heat advisory continues Tuesday

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston reached a high of 98 degrees on Monday tying the record previously set in 1981.

The triple digit-heat index prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for the Lowcountry and surrounding areas. The advisory ended at 6 p.m. for Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, and Dorchester Counties.

Officials said a mix of high temperatures and humidity could result in a heat index of 105 degrees or greater Monday afternoon.

Tuesday's heat advisory will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will affect the same areas.

Because the high temperatures are expected to continue throughout the week, the National Weather Service warns other heat advisories may be issued.

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