...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM EDT THURSDAY...
THE HEAT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING.
THE HEAT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM EDT
THURSDAY FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.
HEAT INDICES ON THURSDAY WILL CLIMB TO 105 TO 110 DEGREES.
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 AND VERY WARM OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES.
DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF DIRECT SUNSHINE...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
The National Weather Service says there is an excessive heat warning for portions of east central Georgia, where the thermometer reached 104 degrees in Augusta yesterday.
In southwest Georgia, Albany had a high of 106 degrees. Athens hit 101, and Macon 100. The high in Atlanta was 98 degrees. If that wasn't stifling enough, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a code red warning for air quality. Another code red is out today, meaning children and people with lung disease should limit their outdoor activity because of smog and other pollutants in the air. Savannah also reached 98 degrees, with breathtaking humidity. The weather service says Savannah-area residents should brace themselves for blistering temperatures the rest of the week. Highs are predicted to stay in the mid-90s through Saturday.
We are suffering today. I can't stand the thought of going back out in this heat again today. It's an EPA action day -- we are the only red spot on the EPA map right now. The air quality is awful. And the air conditioning is not really keeping up -- there are brownouts expected. Georgia is using more energy than ever. We've reached a new high.