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National Weather Service issues heat advisory for Monday

A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday for inland and coastal Horry and Georgetown counties.
A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday for inland and coastal Horry and Georgetown counties. National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a heat advisory, which will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.

Heat index values are expected to be up to 108 degrees with temperatures being in the upper 90s.

The heat advisory has been issued for coastal and inland Horry and Georgetown counties, as well as a number of other areas in northeastern South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina.

There is a risk of heat-related illness for those without air conditioning or those who are outdoors for an extended period of time. NWS urges people to be prepared for the heat.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity creates a situation where heat illnesses are possible.

Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or on Twitter @TSN_mprabhu.

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