Excessive Heat Warning Posted for Central Georgia
Extreme Heat remains in the forecast for central Georgia, with triple digit temperatures forecast through early next week.
The National Weather Service has issued an extreme heat warning through 8 p.m. Sunday for all of central Georgia.
An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room and stay out of direct sunshine. Remember, the elderly, very young and people with heart conditions are most at risk in extreme heat. Friends, relatives and neighbors should check on people who may be at risk.
According to Chief Meteorologist Jeff Cox, central Georgia is likely to see heat indices, or the "feels like temperature", approach 110 to 115 degrees this weekend.
Consecutive days of excessive heat can have a cumulative effect on the human body. Heat of this magnitude and duration and trigger heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion or even heat stroke. Never leave children or pets unattended in a car, even with the windows rolled down.
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