National Weather Service forecasters say potentially strong thunderstorms could move over Georgia as temperatures were expected to remain very high. Authorities issued a heat advisory which runs through Tuesday evening, and includes much of southern and eastern parts of Georgia including the cities of Americus, Brunswick, Macon, Savannah, Vidalia and Waycross.
The Georgia Branch of Associated General Contractors of America is calling for a “safety stand-down” Aug. 3. During the statewide work stoppage – lasting from 5 minutes to an hour, depending on the job site – supervisors and workers will learn how to spot heat illness and prevent it.
Several Georgia communities have shelters open to help people battle the heat blanketing the central and southern portions of the state. Augusta-area residents can find cool air in shelters in Columbia and Richmond counties. They’re open all summer, not just for this heat wave. And the City of Atlanta is also operating three neighborhood centers for those who need to escape the heat.
Forecasters are warning of dangerous heat for much of the state Wednesday. In portions of southeast Georgia, the National Weather Service has a heat warning in-place into Wednesday evening. Elsewhere, a heat advisory is forecast for much of the state.
Forecasters are warning of dangerous heat for much of Georgia today. The National Weather Service has put in-place a heat advisory that goes into effect from 11 Tuesday morning until 5am Wednesday. High temperatures will range from the mid to upper 90s statewide on Tuesday, with some triple digit readings possible. The northeast Georgia mountains may stay in the upper 80s for highs. There is the chance of a stray afternoon shower or thunderstorm.