How to beat the heat this Memorial Day weekend

Weather News

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer and this year’s forecast calls for temperatures to get even hotter.

Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Arielle Whooley reminds us how to beat the heat while enjoying time outside. 

Interesting fact: we have never hit 100 degrees in the month of May at the Charleston International Airport in all the time we have been keeping weather records.

While some summer days may feel like 100 degrees or more, we actually haven’t hit 100 degrees on the thermometer since July 13th of 2016.

It’s not something that happens often here in the Charleston area.

The forecasted high temperature for Memorial Day weekend will be approaching 100 degrees, and once you factor in the humidity it will feel closer to 105-110 degrees.

Here are a few simple things you need to remember when it comes to beating the heat this summer:

Make sure to drink plenty of water even when you are not thirsty, it is important to keep yourself and pets hydrated as temperatures soar.

Breathable and light-colored clothing will help keep you cooler when spending time outside.

Make sure you limit time in the direct sunshine and take breaks inside and enjoy some AC.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion and dehydration can be confusion, dark urine, dizziness and headache.

Be sure to download the Storm Team 2 weather app so you’ll be in the know when – or if –  temperatures hit that high mark. Apple users can click here to download the free app and Android users can click here.

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