#chswx

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Feels like 86 Dewpoint 77 Humidity 90% Pressure 30.01 Wind West 4
last updated Aug 22, 2014 6:56am

Alerts

  • Heat Advisory until 6:00 PM EDT on August 22, 2014.
    • ...Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 6 PM EDT this
      evening...

      The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a heat
      advisory...which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM EDT this
      evening.

      * Locations...all of southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia.

      * Heat index values...up to 110 degrees due to a combination of
      high temperatures ranging from 95 to 100 degrees and moderate
      levels of humidity.

      * Impacts...heat and humidity could lead to heat illnesses if
      proper precautions are not taken.

      Precautionary/preparedness actions...

      If you must be outdoors...drink plenty of fluids...wear light
      weight clothing and stay out of the direct sun. In addition...
      know the signs of heat illnesses and be sure to check on those
      who are most susceptible to the heat such as Young children and
      the elderly. Never leave children and pets in a vehicle...
      especially with the windows rolled up since temperatures can be
      much higher inside the vehicle.

      To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and
      health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
      in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
      heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
      is an emergency - call 9 1 1.

Forecast

NWS forecast for Charleston updated at 7:14 AM EDT
  • Today Mostly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the upper 90s...except in the mid 90s near the coast. Heat index readings up to 106. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
  • Tonight Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
  • Saturday Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 90s...except in the mid 90s near the coast. Heat index readings up to 108. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
  • Saturday Night Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 70s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
  • Sunday Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 70s.
  • Monday Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 70s.