Excessive heat warning issued until 8 p.m.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The heat wave continues this week with more heat warnings.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning until 8 p.m. Monday. An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures can be expected.

The warning includes these Georgia counties: Bryan, Effingham, Bulloch, Screven, Candler. It also includes these South Carolina counties: Hampton, Jasper and Beaufort.

Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 90s on Monday afternoon away from the cooler beaches. These high temperatures combined with continued high levels of humidity will result in
dangerous heat index values as high as 113 to 117 degrees across the area, according to the NWS.

Heat index values will fall below 105 degrees toward sunset on Monday night 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.

Those outside are urged to drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sunshine and remain in  an air conditioned location if possible.

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