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The heat index goes over 100 degrees today, Georgians urged to use caution

The heat index goes over 100 degrees today, Georgians urged to use caution

Atlanta, GA --  The heat across the country has reached dangerous levels.  People are advised to check with senior citizens and pets to make sure they have enough water and the ability to keep cool.  The following is a letter from the Georgia Department of Public Health urging Georgians to use caution.

As the heat index is expected to reach over 105 degrees today, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is warning all Georgians to exercise caution in the extreme heat. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory that will remain in effect today from 11 a.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday for much of Central and portions of North Georgia.

“Everyone should take proper precautions to stay safe in this extreme heat by staying hydrated and wearing protective clothing,” said Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., DPH Commissioner.

Another hot week predicted for Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - More temperatures well into the 90s are forecast for Georgia this week.

Except for slightly cooler weather in the mountains, the National Weather Service says Georgians can expect highs in the 90s at least through Thursday. The weather service is calling for highs in the mid to upper 90s on Tuesday.

Forecasters say there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms around the state every day this week.

The good news for metro Atlanta is the state's Environmental Protection Division expects air quality to be moderate on Monday.

Falling trees can injure and kill

Falling trees can injure and kill

ATLANTA -- Another round of storms means another round of fallen trees in Metro Atlanta.

LaShaundra Stansel is recovering after a huge tree crushed her car as she was driving home Sunday night on Henderson Mill Road.

"I saw the tree falling.  I tried to swerve, but I felt it as it came down across my seat and the passenger's seat," said Stansel.

Stansel managed to duck right before the tree struck and walked away from the accident with a split lip and a large bump on her forehead.

Not everyone has been so lucky this season.

More storms eye Metro Atlanta

More storms eye Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Another band of showers and storms will likely move into Metro Atlanta Thursday evening.  Showers and storms will become more widely scattered than Wednesday's storms, but a few storms will still be capable of packing a wallop with locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds, hail, and frequent lightning.

The forecast is calling for a general risk for a strong thunderstorm or two across northern and central Georgia.  However the Storm Prediction Center has placed a small portion of eastern Georgia in a slight risk zone for severe storms.

Forecast models indicate the possibility for new rainfall totals ranging from 1/4" to 3/4" rainfall and isolated spots receiving over 2 inches by Friday morning.

Thousands still without power after Atlanta storms

Thousands still without power after Atlanta storms

ATLANTA -- A line of thunderstorms brought heavy rain, wind, lightning and hail to much of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia Wednesday night.

The storms knocked out power to tens of thousands of Georgians. As of Thursday morning, 31,000 Georgia Power customers were still without power, including 8,200 in Metro Atlanta.  

Tuesday 6/14 Weather Update

Atlanta, GA -- Chesley McNeil gives us the Tuesday morning weather update.  This morning is starting out pretty cool, but it is sure to get hot a little bit later. See the video for more.

Today's Weather

Atlanta --  Today-Mostly sunny and hot.  Highs near 93.  There is a code orange smog alert in effect.

Tonight-Staying warm.  Evening temps in the 80s.  Lows drop to 69 by morning.

Tuesday-Partly cloudy and continued hot.  Highs up to 93.