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Heat warning back up today
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The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a heat advisory for our area until 8 tonight.
The NWS has issued an excessive heat warning for much of Southeast Georgia, including the Savannah metro area, and eastern South Carolina until 8 p.m.
Here, high temperatures will once again be in the upper 90s this afternoon away from the cooler beaches. These hot temperatures combined with continued moderate to high levels of humidity will result in heat index values as high as 108 to 114 degrees across the area.
An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures can be expected, and these conditions will result in dangerous heat index values as high as 113 to 117 degrees across the area.
Heat index values will fall below 105 degrees toward sunset this evening and possibly a bit sooner in locations where scattered, late day thunderstorms develop.
The risk for heat related illnesses will be especially high due to the long duration of this ongoing heat wave. 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.


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