Other than being terribly hot...it's not terrible. Different kind of hot out here than what you see in Chuck-town. We generally don't suffer from the same kind of humidity, but the lack of rain has my property looking like 8,000 mini-earthquakes happened in my yard. The ground is split like you wouldn't believe.
Welcome from the upstate. It's really good to have you on this great site. There are a lot of fine folks on here who are always eager to share their ideas, recipes and tips. All you have to do is ask and keep reading. Charleston is one of our very favorite weekend places.