Weather Alerts: Record heat for Memorial Day Weekend

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Three Alerts in force for the local area

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has three weather alerts in force for the local area, including a Special Weather Statement for record heat expected for the whole Memorial Day Weekend. According to Weather.com, we can expect an extended period of unseasonably hot temperatures through the weekend and until at least the middle of next week. Temperatures for the local area are expected to get to the mid-90s, which are about 15 degrees above normal for late May. There also will be little relief during the night as temperatures are expected to remain above 70 for most locations. Pair that with no precipitation and officials say we could break several high-temperature records and will put all-time monthly records in jeopardy over the Memorial Day weekend.

PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS FOR THE HEAT BY REMAINING HYDRATED, AVOIDING PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE SUN, AND LIMITING STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES WHEN SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS. ALSO, LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK, AND DON’T LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS UNATTENDED IN A HOT VEHICLE.

In addition, a Code Orange Air Quality Alert is in effect for Atlanta for Frida,y May 24, issued by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division.

 UNDER CODE ORANGE CONDITIONS, THE OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY IS LIKELY TO BE UNHEALTHY FOR SOME PEOPLE. CHILDREN, PEOPLE WHO ARE SENSITIVE TO OZONE, AND PEOPLE WITH HEART OR LUNG DISEASE SHOULD LIMIT PROLONGED OUTDOOR EXERTION DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING WHEN OZONE CONCENTRATIONS ARE HIGHEST. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE AIR QUALITY INDEX, PLEASE VISIT HTTP://AIRNOW.GOV.

And just in case this isn’t enough, there also is a High Pollen Alert for grass pollen, just for good measure. Stay hydrated, stay indoors if you can, and check on neighbors who you think could be at risk.

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