Updated September 10, 2019

Record-challenging heat will continue to make it feel like the middle of summer across much of Giles County this week.

The record-challenging heat is forecast to expand its grip across much of the South in the coming days as an expansive dome of high pressure settles in over the region.

Normal high temperatures for the second week of September across the county range from the middle 80s to lower 90s.

Places in the south will be feeling the heat with expected high temperatures topping out in the middle to upper 90s through the week. Daily records dating back to the early 1900s will likely be challenged.

  A combination of high temperatures and high humidity can lead to an        increased risk of heat-related stress and illness, especially in the very   young, elderly, handicapped and special needs citizens.

If a person suspects heat exhaustion, move to a cool area, loosen the  clothing and drink plenty of water.

Emergency Management in Giles County ask everyone to check on relatives, neighbors and do not leave children or pets in your cars.