The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for much of central Georgia, including Bryan County.
The advisory is effective from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, with high temperatures this afternoon expected to reach 100 degrees. Combined with high humidity levels, the resulting heat index values will climb into the 108-112 degree range for the immediate coast.
A Heat Advisory means a period of dangerous temperatures is expected, creating a situation where heat-related illnesses are possible. Residents are strongly advised to:
- Drink plenty of fluids,
- Stay in air-conditioning and out of direct sunlight,
- Check on relatives and neighbors, especially the young, elderly, and those who are ill, and
- Remember pets need a shady and cool location, as well as plenty of fresh water; never leave an animal inside a parked car, even with the windows rolled down.
Similar conditions are expected throughout most of the upcoming week, with the potential for additional heat advisories or possibly even an Excessive Heat Advisory warning by mid-week.