After the sun sets on the American South in the spring of 2018, the first days of summer are a chaotic time for Americans.
In a few weeks, temperatures can soar to nearly 120 degrees, and the skies can turn white.
In some places, the skies are even red, making it feel like a summer of hell.
But, if you live in the Deep South, the weather can be a bit different.
It’s not all bad.
In many areas, the heat can be mild and the air still cools in the morning, before the sun rises.
But it can get hot as the night falls.
You might not have to wait for the sun to come out until the next day.
The heat can also change the humidity of your house.
If the humidity drops too low, you’ll have a dry house that can make you feel claustrophobic.
You can even feel the sun’s heat, which can be dangerous.
If you don’t want to get a fever and you want to be protected from the heat, you can buy a thermos or two.
It can help to keep a thermo in your car if you drive to work or school.
And if you want a hot cup of coffee on the way home from work, you might want to consider a thermostat.
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