FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory in effect across the Lowcountry Monday

Source: Live 5
Published: Jun. 12, 2022 at 6:12 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 13, 2022 at 4:57 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The National Weather Service (NWS) says heat index values around and over 105 degrees are expected on Monday.

That is why they have issued a Heat Advisory for many counties across the Lowcountry and the state.

The heat advisory includes Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Beaufort, Colleton, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties.

The advisory goes from noon till 7 p.m. on Monday.

Other counties under the advisory include Horry, Darlington, Florence, Marion, Dillon and Marlboro.

Beginning Tuesday afternoon, Williamsburg and Georgetown Counties will be under an excessive heat watch. The NWS says heat index values of 110 to 114 degrees are possible.

“Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors,” NWS said. “Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.”

NWS also says to take extra precautions if you plan on working or spending time outside.

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