Rain and heat indexes up to 105 degrees expected in Georgia this weekend

The weather forecast for this weekend in Georgia is hot, humid, and rainy — or what lifelong residents call “July.”

According to the National Weather Service, widespread heat index values between 100 and 105 are expected today outside of mountainous regions. The weather service urges Georgia residents to take precautions if working or spending time outside.

Widespread showers and thunderstorms within multiple lines and waves are expected today through tonight. Some storms could be strong to severe with isolated damaging wind gusts, frequent lightning, and heavy rain which may cause isolated flooding issues where rains persist for prolonged periods of time.

Scattered thunderstorms will be possible each afternoon and evening throughout the forecast area this week. Some storms could become strong to severe with damaging winds, locally heavy rainfall, and frequent lightning.

What is the Heat Index?: The heat index refers to what the temperature feels like when the air temperature is combined with relative humidity. The thermometer in your car may report 90 degree temperatures, but the humidity means that to your body, it will feel like it is over 100 degrees. The heat index is sometimes called the “apparent temperature.”

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