Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
3:38 am EDT, Tue., Aug. 3, 2010

… HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY…

A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY… FOR THE AREA GENERALLY WEST AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM CHATSWORTH TO GRIFFIN TO ATHENS.

AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE MID TO UPPER 90S ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL COUPLE WITH THESE HIGH TEMPERATURES TO PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 OR BETTER THIS AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. NIGHTTIME TEMPERATURES WILL ONLY DROP INTO THE MID 70S… WHICH IS NOT COOL ENOUGH TO PROVIDE CRITICAL NIGHTTIME RELIEF FROM THE DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF DANGEROUS HEAT IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE HEAT INDEX READINGS OF AT LEAST 105 DEGREES AND VERY WARM OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS… STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM AND STAY OUT OF DIRECT SUNSHINE.

REMEMBER… THE ELDERLY… VERY YOUNG… AND PEOPLE WITH HEART CONDITIONS ARE MOST AT RISK IN EXTREME HEAT. FRIENDS… RELATIVES… AND NEIGHBORS SHOULD CHECK ON PEOPLE WHO MAY BE AT RISK.