Heat index expected to climb above 105; Heat advisory issued

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The long hot summer months continue to bring scorching temperatures to the southeast. Don't expect any relief Wednesday.

The heat index is expected to hit 105 degrees or higher in some areas Wednesday. The excessive heat will continue to plague the southeast for at least the next couple of days.

Highs Wednesday in the Lowcountry are going to make a run for the record. S areas away from the coast should reach the 100-degree mark by mid-afternoon. Combine the high humidity in with those temps and the heat index will soar over 105 to 112 degrees. A heat advisory has been issued from 1 to 7 p.m.

With mostly sunny weather the next few days and very little rain chances, record highs will be reachable Wednesday and Thursday. Rain chances are less than 10 percent through Friday.

Wednesday night will stay warm and muggy with a mostly clear sky and lows in the mid 70's. More dangerous heat returns on Thursday into Friday. By the weekend, chances for showers and storms increase as the heat ridge begin to breaks down.

Copyright WCSC 2011. All rights reserved.