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Dangerous heat forecast through Monday

TALLAHASSEE – State and local emergency management officials strongly urging residentsand visitors to the Sunshine State to use caution as afternoon temperatures climb over 100degrees.

The weekend forecast temperatures are in the 99 -105 degree range with heat indicesof 105 -115 degrees in many inland areas of the state through Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for the entire Florida Panhandle andBig Bend due to extremely dangerous heat indices. These advisories will likely be extendedacross the rest of north and central Florida this weekend. These high heat index values areexpected to persist for several hours each day.

“I urge Floridians and our guests to be extremely cautious of this blistering forecast. Follow heatsafety tips to keep your family, friends and pets safe on this holiday weekend,” said Ruben D.Almaguer, interim director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

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