Summertime heat is returning for the second half of the week as high pressure is strengthening over the Carolinas.
High temperatures today through Friday will be in the low 90s at the coast, and mid to upper 90s inland. Heat index values will be over 100 each afternoon. A Heat Advisory for the entire area today from 12-7 p.m.
The heat continues tomorrow with temperatures in the 90s, and heat index values over 105. The record high in Florence tomorrow is 99, set in 2014.
A cold front will push into the area Saturday and stall nearby into next week. This will bring back the chance for thunderstorms, and lower temperatures back to normal.
There will be a slight chance for a thunderstorm today, but most places will stay dry.
Today, mostly sunny, hot and humid with a stray thunderstorm. Highs 94-95 inland, 90 beaches.
Tonight, mostly clear, warm and muggy with patchy fog. Lows 75-77 inland, 78-80 beaches.
Thursday, mostly sunny, hot and humid. Highs 92-98.