Heat index in Horry County hits highest mark since summer 2013

The heat index along the Grand Strand reached 97 degrees and peaked inland in Conway at 102 degrees Tuesday, marking the hottest day by heat index since last summer.

Rick Kreitner, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said temperatures reached the upper 80s in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, with matching heat indices at 97.

Conway’s temperature reached 95 Tuesday afternoon with a heath index of 102, Kreitner said.

The forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms Wednesday and Wednesday night.