Memorial Day: Record-breaking heat likely

Memorial Day: Record-breaking heat likely

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Monday is a First Alert Weather Day: There is a heat advisory in effect from noon until 8 p.m. Temperatures will top out from 100 degrees to 103 degrees, feeling as hot as 106.

We will break the record high for today in Savannah, which is 98° set back in 1989. Even this morning is warm with most of us in the mid 70s at sunrise. Sunshine will once again dominate the day, with a northwesterly breeze of 5 to 10 miles per hour. If you have Memorial Day plans outside, be sure to stay hydrated, take breaks in the air conditioning and shade, keep your pets cool, and check on the elderly.

Tuesday is another First Alert Weather Day with another round of breaking heat on the way during the afternoon. There’s another good chance we will reach 100°, which could shatter the record high for the day of 96° set in 1964. In fact, on Wednesday we could easily tie or break a record high of 98° set in 1945.

Thursday will be our last First Alert Weather Day for heat this week, as temperatures drop slightly to the mid 90s Friday afternoon into this coming weekend. There is also a slight chance for showers to return to the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry on Friday and Saturday.

There is also a high fire danger risk though the middle of the week due to the hot and dry conditions. If you are grilling, be careful and have water on stanby!

Get any future updates, and heat alerts issued by the National Weather Service, in the WTOC Weather App and wtoc.com/weather.

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