By Charles E. Roop
August 22, 2014
The heat is on across the viewing area, especially in the Big Bend. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for Leon County and points west until 8 pm EDT. A Heat Advisory is in effect for the same areas until 8 pm EDT Saturday.
High pressure remains over the area, and will help temperatures reach towards the century mark in most locations. The high temperatures and humidity will make it feel much worse than a thermostat may lead you to believe. Heat indices could also hit as high as 114.
If you have to venture outdoors today and tomorrow, be sure to drink plenty of fluids, and take breaks in the shade or in air conditioned areas. Also keep an eye on your pets.