Heat advisories for Savannah and the surrounding areas, including all of Bryan County, will be in effect again today between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service in Charleston, S.C., a record high temperature of 102 degrees was set Monday at the Savannah
International Airport . This breaks the old record of 101 set in 1940.
But temperatures should not be quite as hot today, with highs in the mid- to upper 90s. But with continued moderate to high levels of humidity, heat index values are forecast to reach 105 to 113 degrees across the area. As a result, a heat advisory remains in effect.
Thunderstorms are expected to become scattered to numerous across parts of the area this afternoon, and the advisory may be lowered in some locations by mid-afternoon depending on thunderstorm coverage and cloud cover.
The risk for heat related illnesses will be especially high due to the long duration of this ongoing heat wave. Necessary precautions should be taken.
A heat advisory means that a period of very hot temperatures can be expected. The combination of heat and humidity will create a
situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Residents and visitors are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sunshine, check up on the elderly and stay in an air conditioned location if possible.