Heat Advisory East-Close to a Record for Atlanta | News
Once again, we are just below the criteria for a Heat Advisory today. Areas to the east of Atlanta are in the advisory. There are a few more counties added to the advisory compared to the one yesterday. (See below for a complete list of counties and the text from NWS) Athens is included on the advisory this afternoon. The counties in the Heat advisory will have a heat index this afternoon between 105-110. The Atlanta area will have the heat index readings from 100-105.
We will have a high today of 96. That will be just below the record for today's date of 98. The record for July 26th is 98 set in 1901. We will remain in the mid 90s Friday with slightly slower temps in the lower 90s for the weekend.
The chance for rain today will be a little higher. Most areas will be dry, but a few isolated storms will pop up late afternoon into the evening. Today's rain chance is 30%. We will go up to a 40% chance of showers and storms Friday into Friday evening. There is a chance some of those storms could be strong.
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATHENS...MILLEDGEVILLE...MACON...
EDT THU JUL 26 2012
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM EDT
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM EDT
* LOCATIONS...MUCH OF MIDDLE AND EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA...GENERALLY
SOUTH OF A COLUMBUS TO FORSYTH TO ATHENS LINE.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...105 TO 110 DEGREES.
* IMPACTS...CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF EXCESSIVE HEAT CAN HAVE A
CUMULATIVE EFFECT ON THE HUMAN BODY. HEAT OF THIS MAGNITUDE
AND DURATION CAN TRIGGER HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES SUCH AS HEAT
EXHAUSTION OR EVEN HEAT STROKE. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS
UNATTENDED IN A CAR...EVEN WITH THE WINDOWS ROLLED DOWN.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF DANGEROUS HEAT IS EXPECTED.
THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE
HEAT INDEX READINGS OF AT LEAST 105 DEGREES. DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN
OR PETS IN VEHICLES. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-
CONDITIONED ROOM AND STAY OUT OF DIRECT SUNSHINE. REMEMBER...THE
ELDERLY...VERY YOUNG...AND PEOPLE WITH HEART CONDITIONS ARE MOST
AT RISK IN EXTREME HEAT. FRIENDS... RELATIVES...AND NEIGHBORS
SHOULD CHECK ON INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY BE AT RISK.