The high pressure ridge responsible for more than 1100 record highs set across the nation this week will be inching closer on Saturday. The upper-level feature will likely stall across Georgia through the weekend, continuing to sponsor sunny skies, little cloud cover, and zero chances for rain. As a result, temperatures will continue to climb with daytime highs reaching the middle 90s on Saturday. The warm temperatures combined with an increase in humidity due to a southwesterly breeze will push the heat index – what it feels like – to the triple digits by early afternoon. The heat index will likely be near 105 between 2 and 5pm.
North-Central Floridians are reminded that heat exhaustion can occur very quickly if you are not properly hydrated or dressed for the intense heat. Those who are planning outdoor activities, especially something strenuous, should do so in the morning or evening hours when the heat and humidity are not as difficult to endure.