Lowcountry reports record heat, now smoke -- brimstone next? (update: more smoke)

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Pretty sunset, or burning sky?

Updated June 23: After a week or so hiatus the smoke from the wildfires down in Georgia and Florida is back upon us.

WSAV has a brief on what can be excpected in terms of the smoke effect today. Check that out here.

Reported June 14: Yesterday turned out to be as much of a scorcher as was thought, with records being set across the region — what's more is that we're getting more smoke from those regional fires this morning.

The record of 100 degrees set in 1880 in Savannah was trumped with a high of 102 — which is the same degree mark recorded at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.  

And in Charleston, the high of 99 beat out the 2002 record of 97.

Yesterday also marked the 33rd day straight where the high exceeded 90 degrees.

As for today, expect a relatively "cool" 94 degrees with a feel of just 99 and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.

We'll be sure to let you know when the brimstone is spotted.

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