Tuesday afternoon kicked off the official start of summer, and despite a bit of an overcast sky, plenty of people were poolside
The Gold's Gym outdoor pool in Greenville, while not packed, was still drawing many looking to cool off and have fun. The main attraction was the big twisting slide anybody driving down Charles Boulevard has no doubt seen.
Tuesday may not have been terribly hot, but WITN Meteorologist Bob Trihy says that will change by Wednesday. "The hot temperatures are going to be right on cue, looking at highs into the upper 90s-close to 100 in many locations. Then you factor in the humidity with the temperatures and the heat indicies will be well over 100 degrees-about 105 to 108."
Moderate to severe drought conditions are being expected in the long run. There is hope though that the build up of tropical pressure will alleviate some of that.
With any hot weather--it's important to drink plenty of water and not over exert yourself--especially if you work in the extreme heat.