Forecasters warn of dangerous heat in southeast Georgia
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Forecasters are predicting dangerous heat for portions of southeast Georgia.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory Monday for a five-county area that includes Savannah, saying hot temperatures and high humidity could push the heat index to 106 degrees (41 Celsius).
High temperatures Monday were forecast to reach 97 degrees (36 Celsius) in Savannah and Statesboro, with a high of 98 degrees (36.7 Celsius) predicted in Hinesville.
The weather service says people spending time outdoors in those areas should drink plenty of fluids and avoid direct sunshine. Forecasters also warned against leaving children or pets inside vehicles.
It’s been a month since record-breaking heat settled over the same area. Savannah saw four days of temperatures at or above 100 degrees (37.8 Celsius) from May 25 through May 28.