Tuesday is likely to be a record-breaking day for high temperatures in the Midlands.
The National Weather Service office in Columbia is forecasting highs Tuesday of 100 to 102 degrees. The record is 100 degrees, initially set in 1920.
Fortunately, the humidity index will remain below 110 degrees, a threshold that would trigger a heat advisory in the Midlands.
However, a heat advisory along the South Carolina is in effect from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
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It reached 100 degrees in parts of the Midlands Monday afternoon.
The 6 p.m. update from the National Weather Service Columbia office showed 100 degrees at Hamiton-Owens airport in Rosewood. That’s one of nine spots around the state that has reached 100 degrees, still two degrees below the record set in 1899.
A temperature of 101 was reached near Shaw Air Force Base.
When will this end? The weather service forecast relatively cooler temperatures – in the 90s –by the weekend.