Newnan temperature hits 102 downtownFrom Staff Reports
Temperatures crept just over 100 degrees Friday in Newnan and Coweta County.
The weather station at The Newnan Times-Herald offices in downtown Newnan showed 100 degrees around 3:10 p.m., by 3:25 it was 101 degrees, and shortly before 4 p.m. it reached 102.
The dangerous heat is expected to continue during the next few days.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 104 degrees today and 102 degrees Sunday, and the Weather Channel is predicting temperatures might be even higher — 106 degrees today and 104 degrees Sunday.
Consecutive days of excessive heat can have a cumulative effect on the human body, note National Weather Service officials. Heat of this magnitude and duration can trigger heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.
Never leave children or pets unattended in a car, even with the windows rolled down, they warn.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create heat index readings of at least 105 degrees and very warm overnight temperatures, they add.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room and out of direct sunshine. Remember that the elderly, very young and people with heart conditions are most at risk in extreme heat, weather service officials say.
Friends, relatives and neighbors should check on people who may be at risk.