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Heat advisory issued for Wednesday as hot temperatures continue to cook the Carolinas

Another scorching hot day is in the forecast, and a heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. for inland areas in the Carolinas.

The heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday for all of inland southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina, specifically including towns in Brunswick, N.C., Horry, and Georgetown counties, according to the weather service.

Heat index values across the advisory area will reach 105 degrees and could reach up to 107 in some places Wednesday afternoon. The daily high is predicted to be 95 degrees for the Myrtle Beach area, but is expected to feel even hotter with the high heat index.

Temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 90s with a few areas far-inland seeing 100 degrees, according to the weather service.

People not taking proper precautions are at risk for heat-related illnesses as heat and humidity can wear down the body’s coping mechanisms.

Residents can reduce the risk of heat illness by taking frequent breaks from the heat in the shade or in air conditioning.

Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles during hot weather as interior car temperatures can reach lethal levels within minutes, officials with the weather service said.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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