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Record weekend high temperatures expected

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Record temperatures are expected in south Georgia this weekend with highs above 100 degrees. That puts anyone working outside at risk of heat illness.

Workers outdoors are advised to drink lots of water and take frequent breaks. High humidity makes the hot weather even more dangerous.

"Here in the south we have high humidity, and when you have high humidity, your body cannot cool off. That sweat will just sit on [and] it will not evaporate, so your body cannot cool off. And that's why we give you this thing called 'feels like,'" said WALB Meteorologist Chris Zelman.

The feels like temperature is expected to reach over 100 degrees.

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