Update (June 17, 2022) For the fifth day in a row, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the local area. The hear advisory is for 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022. The temperature is expected to get up to 97 degrees with heat indices of 105.
Update (June 16, 2022) The National Weather Service issued another heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for June 16, 2022. The temperature is expect to get up to 95 degrees and heat indices could reach 107 degrees
Update (June 15, 2022)
The National Weather Service issued another heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for June 15, 2022. The temperature is expect to get up to 97 degrees and heat indices could reach 110.
Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values around 110 possible.
WHERE…Portions of central, east central, north central, northeast and southeast Georgia.
WHEN…From 11 AM to 8 PM EDT Wednesday.
IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air- conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.National Weather Service
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for 75 counties in Georgia until 8 p.m. this evening, June 14, 2022.
Walton, Gwinnett and surrounding counties are included in this watch, including the cities of: Abbeville, Alamo, Americus, Atlanta, Barnesville, Bremen, Buena Vista, Butler, Carrollton, Cartersville, Cedartown, Cochran, Columbus, Conyers, Cordele, Covington, Cumming, Dahlonega, Dallas, Dawsonville, Decatur, Douglasville, Dublin, Eastman, Eatonton, Ellaville, Forsyth, Fort Benning, Fort Valley, Franklin, Gainesville, Gibson, Gray, Greensboro, Griffin, Hawkinsville, Jackson, Jasper, Jeffersonville, Lawrenceville, Louisville, Macon, Madison, Manchester, Marietta, Mcrae, Milledgeville, Monroe, Montezuma, Monticello, Mount Vernon, Newnan, Peachtree City, Pine Mountain, Preston, Richland, Riverdale, Roberta, Sandersville, Soperton, Sparta, Stockbridge, Swainsboro, Talbotton, Thomaston, toomsboro, Vidalia, Vienna, Warner Robins, Watkinsville, West Point, Winder, Woodstock, Wrightsville, and Zebulon.
Stay tuned for updated weather reports. A Watch means that conditions are ripe for the possibility of a severe storm developing.
The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14 for the local area. The heat advisory runs from noon until 9 p.m. on Monday and from noon until 8 p.m. on Tuesday
For the first time this year, widespread heat index values between 100 and 105 degree are expected across the forecast area. Please take caution to protect yourself and others from the impacts of the upcoming heat wave. If spending time outdoors, try to limit strenuous activities and wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. If working outdoors is necessary, stay hydrated, and take breaks in the shade as often as possible. Look before you lock, to avoid leaving pets or children in unattended vehicles. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.National Weather Service
The heat advisory for Tuesday is predicting even higher heat indices.
WHAT…Heat index values of 105 to 110 expected.
WHERE…Portions of central, east central, north central, northeast, northwest, southeast and west central Georgia.
WHEN…From noon to 8 PM EDT Tuesday.
IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Afternoon thunderstorms could temper the heat in some areas during the day tomorrow and could provide some temporary relief from the heat.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.National Weather Service
Heat indices expected to be in the 100s for this last week of spring
We still have a seven days of spring left, but it is not going to feel like it this week. Weather predictions indicate that temperatures will get up into the high 90s, with heat indices in the 100s. It is likely to feel more like mid-summer before the first day of summer actually arrives on June 21.
According to Weather.com, the temperature is expected to reach 96 degrees on Monday and 97 Tuesday and Wednesday. It is expected to cool off, slightly, with a storm on Thursday to finish up at 93 degrees on Friday.
And Ryan Beasley with Fox 5 Atlanta is reporting that the actual temperature is not going to be the worst of it. We can expect a heat index of 106 degrees by Tuesday.
Stay hydrated and keep a look out for extreme heat weather warnings. It looks like it 2022 could bring a long, hot summer!