Yes, records are falling once again today in south Georgia and Florida. The latest temperature in Tallahassee as of 4 p.m. was 101 degrees and Brunswick, Georgia just checked in with 100 degrees. I have 99 degrees here in St.Johns, 100 degrees in downtown Jacksonville, and 96 degrees at the Jacksonville airport. Now while official records may not be broken at the airport in Jacksonville you better believe the rest of these numbers I gave you or at least tying or breaking record highs. In fact, I just got a 100 degree temperature in on the west side at Cecil Field. Here is the latest from the National Weather Service in Jacksonville.
...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT TO 8 PMSUNDAY...A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT WILLBUILD EASTWARD ACROSS THE REGION AND PROVIDE FOR NEAR RECORDTEMPERATURES. THE COMBINATION OF A HUMID AIRMASS AND THESE VERYHOT TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WILLRESULT IN A PERIOD OF HEAT INDICES THAT WILL REACH OR EXCEED 110DEGREES. IN ADDITION...MINIMUM TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL REMAIN INTHE MID TO UPPER 70S ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA. AS A RESULT...THEHEAT ADVISORY HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES ISEXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITYWILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES AREPOSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONEDROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES ANDNEIGHBORS. IF POSSIBLE...CONDUCT ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES EARLY INTHE MORNING OR LATE IN THE EVENING WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE COOLER.
Latest model data in at 4 p.m. is showing highs once again on Sunday in the upper 90s to near 100 with more records falling! But one change on the way....thunderstorms will erupt and cool us down late in the day and tomorrow night! Stay tuned. Highs only in the 80s by Wednesday.....stay cool and safe! I am glad that all my Indiana friends are safe. Teri sent me some incredible pictures of the storm clouds that whipped up tornadoes in Illinois and 65 mph wind gusts across the Lafayette area. I will share a few....but finally I can say it will really feel like summer in Lafayette for the entire week! Enjoy and do what I do here in Florida to stay cool! Hit the pool! I am off to my Mom's dinner! God bless!