High temperatures not unusual for June in S.C., meteorologists say

Summer doesn’t officially roll in until Sunday, but its high temperatures are here now and are likely to linger into next week. Earlier than usual, you say? Not so much, according to meteorologists.

The string of 90-plus degree days (with triple-digit heat indexes) this week is normal for the area, according to Michael Caropolo with the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

“In the summertime in the Southeast, it does get this hot regularly,” Caropolo said. “It’s not unusual to have several 90 to 100 degree days in a row.”

Climate records from the National Weather Service show that the area hit a record high of 98 on June 15, 2010. Monday’s high was 95.