Excessive heat warning continues today

An excessive heat warning continues until 9 p.m. Friday, July 30, according to the National Weather Service.

Today could see a high near 94 with a heat index of 103, the weather service said.

There will be dangerously hot conditions until 9 p.m., according to the weather service.

Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities, the weather service said.

Residents are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on neighbors and relatives. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances, according to the weather service.

Cooling centers are listed on the UG’s website at https://unifiedgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/LocalPerspective/index.html?appid=05d96f432cd645f6a59512875df09d6b.

The area will start seeing some relief from the heat on the weekend, as temperatures reach a high near 88 on Saturday.

Today, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 94 and heat index values as high as 103, the weather service said. A light and variable wind will become east southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 74 and an east wind of 6 to 8 mph according to the weather service.

Saturday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1 p.m., the weather service said. The high will be near 88 with a heat index as high as 95. A south southeast wind of 8 to 10 mph will become north in the morning. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is possible.

Saturday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 68. A north northeast wind of 5 to 8 mph will become calm after midnight. Less than a tenth of an inch of raiin is possible.

Sunday, it will be sunny, with a high near 87 and a calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the morning, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 64, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny, with a high near 85, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 62, according t the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 63, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 66, according to the weather service.

Thursday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 86,the weather service said.

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