Summer officially arrived a week ago, and temperatures have been on the rise over the past few days in Northwest Georgia. The National Weather Service predicts that highs will be in the low 90s for today and into the upper 90s to near 100 this weekend.

Tim Herrington, the Director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, warns those who will be spending time outdoors in the coming days to be wary of heat exhaustion. If left untreated, it can lead to the more serious condition of heat stroke, which can be life-threatening.

Herrington also advises those who work outdoors to limit activity to early in the morning and late in the evening, if possible. And be sure to drink plenty of water! It is also imperative that people never leave children or pets in hot cars amid the sweltering Summer heat.

For additional tips related to Summer heat, as well as severe weather, search for Floyd County Emergency Management on Facebook.