Heat Advisory: Georgia Braces for 108° Heat Index Today

July 9, 2024
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A Heat Advisory was issued for areas south of I-85 in Georgia, with heat index values expected to reach up to 108 degrees Fahrenheit today.

🌡️ Why It Matters: Extreme heat poses significant health risks, especially for vulnerable populations, while potential thunderstorms could bring additional hazards to the region.

🔥 What’s Happening:

  • The Heat Advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.
  • Scattered thunderstorms are forecasted for the afternoon and evening, with potential for heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, and gusty winds.

⚠️ Between the Lines:

  • The heat index, which combines air temperature and humidity, provides a more accurate representation of how hot it feels to the human body.
  • Thunderstorms during extreme heat events can lead to rapid temperature changes and potentially dangerous weather conditions.

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