Connor Williams of Bluffton laughs while being flipped into the air by his uncle Anthony Sterling on Friday afternoon at Brighton Beach. Sterling, who was visiting from Rapid City, S.D., said he enjoyed the cool May River water and hot weather, but he could do without the sand gnats.
Spring slid right into summer this week, with temperatures flirting with record highs. It hit 86 degrees in Savannah on Friday, the closest official data site for the National Weather Service. The record is 91, set in 1940. Last year, the temperature reached only 66 degrees.