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Coping with the heat
Unusually hot weather troubles farmers, poses danger
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Some cattle seek some relief from the heat beneath an oak tree near Brooklet Tuesday.
Unusually toasty temperatures have people switching on the air conditioning, hitting the beaches and irrigating crops earlier than usual. Statesboro has been roasting in the high 90s, and weather experts say no real relief is coming anytime soon. A few scattered thunderstorms might sprinkle local areas Friday afternoon and evening, but after that, it’s quite possible the high pressure keeping it hot may rebuild, said National Weather Service meteorologist Richard Thacker.
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