Heat advisory in effect

  • Monday, July 28, 2014

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, warning that heat index values could reach 110 degrees.

The advisory covers parts of coastal Georgia and South Carolina, reaching inland to Summerville, St. George and as far west as Allendale.

A heat advisory means the heat can cause “serious discomfort or inconvenience and, if caution is not taken, could lead to a threat to life,” according to the National Weather Service.

It cautions to drink plenty of fluids and stay out of direct sunlight if you must be outdoors. Being in direct sunlight can actually increase the heat index value by 15 degrees.

The forecaster also recommends checking on elderly neighbors.

As for this evening, the National Weather Service is calling for possible severe thunderstorms from 5 p.m. until midnight that could bring hail and damaging wind.

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