Extreme southeast Georgia is seeing five to eleven inches of rain from Tropical Storm Debby. And conditions will be ripe for a dangerously hot weekend.
Forecasters are expecting minor to moderate flooding on the Suwannee River, and major flooding from the St. Mary’s River along the border with Florida. On Cumberland Island off the Georgia coast, all campers have been taken off the island because of the continued threat of flooding.
The rain is expected to end in Georgia by Thursday. But Jason Hess with the National Weather Service says it will make for an uncomfortable weekend.
“ We are expecting temperatures to soar into the middle and upper 90’s. And with the wet ground, the humidity levels will be quite high. So we’ll be seeing heat indices pushing 105 to 110”.
The good news is the heavy rains have helped end Georgia’s short term drought. And Hess says it is possible a rainy summer could end the two-year drought in southeast Georgia.