An extreme heat wave is sweeping the nation, and according to our team of meteorologists, it will take over central Georgia through early next week.
An extreme heat wave has taken over the nation, and according to our team of meteorologists, it will continue to impact central Georgia through early next week.
According to Chief Meteorologist Jeff Cox, all of central Georgia can expect at least 100 degrees on area thermometers through Monday. Humidity values are expected to increase this weekend, making it feel even hotter. Our team of meteorologists are predicting that it will feel more like 110 to 115 degrees, making this a dangerous heat wave.
Making matters worse, poor air quality is in the forecast once again for Saturday. According to Charise Stephens with the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition, an Action Day has been declared for Saturday. It will be a Code Orange day, meaning the air quality will be poor for sensitive groups. Children, those with heart and lung disease and the elderly should limit prolonged outdoor exertion during the late afternoon or early evening Saturday when ozone levels are highest.
Chief Meteorologist Jeff Cox adds that this extreme heat will persist through Monday, with many areas closing in on 105 degrees at times. He advises that you limit outdoor activity, but if you must be outdoors, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, take frequent breaks, wear loose and light colored clothing and make sure to have sunscreen and sunglasses available.
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