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 issue of physical activity in dangerously hot weather is back in the spotlight after the deaths of two Georgia high school football players. Locust Grove player Forrest Jones and Fitzgerald's DJ Searcy both died on Tuesday. The deaths come as teams statewide start practices in dangerously hot weather.
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.