Heat index could reach 114 in Lowcountry today

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Ozone, heat and thunderstorm advisories are being issued for today's conditions.

The National Weather Service is reporting "Code Orange" ozone alerts in the tri-county area. The service is also saying that conditions will prevent the afternoon seabreeze, trapping heat and producing temperatures in the high 90s and heat indexes around 112, with some areas along the coast going as high as 114.

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Read more stories on this subject in our weather topic page.The worst conditions should be in the 2 to 5 p.m. hours.

The weather also makes conditions ripe for severe thunderstorms. Stay out of the sun and drink plenty of fluids.

According to a forecast discussion by the National Weather Service, it looks like things will still be bad out tomorrow before cooling off to a bit below normal this weekend.

Record highs of 99 (real) degrees were set in Charleston in 2007 and 1987.

Read the full forecast, and read up on heatstroke. Also, read up on how to save your air conditioner; no one wants theirs to fail in this weather.