It’s reached 100 degrees in parts of the Midlands.
The 4 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.
That’s also two degrees below the record set in 1899.
The National Weather Service recorded 94 at both Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Hamilton-Owens airport at noon.
The National Weather Service forecasted a high Monday near 102 degrees and a heat index of 105 degrees in the afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory until 6 p.m. Monday for counties along the North and South Carolina coasts. Another heat advisory is set from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Temperatures are expected to climb back above 100 degrees again Tuesday afternoon with a high of 101. That could beat the record of 100 set in 1920 and tied in 1943. Tuesday evening will be partly cloudy, with a low of 77, just a bit above normal for this time of year.
The temperature in Columbia for Sunday reached 98 degrees at both Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Hamilton-Owens Airport in midafternoon, with a heat index value of 101 degrees.
Even with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100 degrees before a partly cloudy evening brings in a low of 76.
Forecasters advise people who are outside to drink fluids, wear light clothing and stay out of direct sunshine.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.