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Heat continues to grip Grand Strand, Pee Dee

SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - Sweltering heat continues to blanket much of South Carolina Tuesday, as forecasters predict yet another day of high temperatures and humidity.

The National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory for the state, effective from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The advisory comes one day after Myrtle Beach broke an 11-year record as temperatures topped 97 degrees.

WMBF Storm Team Meteorologist Katy Morgan says highs are expected to reach the mid to upper 90s under mostly sunny skies. Heat index values have the potential to fall within the 100-110 degree range.

"Try to limit outdoor activity and drink plenty of water," Morgan advised for those finding themselves outside in the heat.

Forecasters believe a few isolated thunderstorms could pop up along the Grand Strand and Pee Dee Tuesday afternoon. The slow moving storms have the potential to drop heavy rain across the viewing area, causing minor flooding.

More sun will ring in the middle of the week, as highs are expected to reach the low 90s on Wednesday.

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