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Hot weekend anticipated in Aiken County and nearby Augusta

Aiken County and the CSRA will be experiencing high temperatures going into the weekend.

The National Weather Service in Columbia has Aiken listed for Thursday as reaching a high of 97 degrees, but it will feel like 105 degrees with the heat index.

The high temperature in Aiken on Friday is expected to be 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are predicted to be 98 on Saturday and 96 on Sunday.

Nearby Augusta is anticipated to have a high of 99 degrees Thursday with a heat index of 108 degrees.

On Friday, Augusta is expected to have a high of 103 degrees with temperatures reaching 101 degres on Saturday and 99 degrees on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

A heat advisory has not been issued yet. Conditions for a heat advisory are a heat index of 110 degrees or more for two or more hours.

A spokesperson for the National Weather Service said hydration is one of the biggest things of which to be aware.

“If you have any outdoor plans, make sure to stay hydrated and limit your time in the sun,” according to a National Weather Service graphic.

To learn more about heat advisories and safety, follow the National Weather Service on social media or visit their website at https://www.weather.gov/cae/weatherstory.

Emergency services for Aiken county can be reached online at https://www.aikencountysc.gov/DspSvc.php?qSvcID=41.

Samantha Winn covers the city of North Augusta, with a focus on government and community oriented business. Follow her on Twitter: @samanthamwinn and on Facebook and Instagram: @swinnnews

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