Grand Strand, Pee Dee flirt with record-breaking temps

SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - Dangerously high temperatures continue to heat up South Carolina Thursday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory through the afternoon.

Forecasters predict temperatures will reach 100 degrees in parts of the Pee Dee, threatening a record high of 99 degrees set in 1950. Those along the Grand Strand will continue to face temperatures in the 90s.

Paired with high humidity, heat index values are expected to sit near 110 degrees through the late afternoon and early evening hours. The chance of isolated thunderstorms will increase Thursday evening and through Friday.

WMBF Storm Team Meteorologist Jamie Arnold says the relentless summer weather will park itself in the area through the weekend, as a strong Bermuda High sits off the Carolinas.

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