Weather Alerts for Athens-Clarke

Issued by the National Weather Service

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
ATHENS-CLARKE

Areas Affected:
Baldwin - Banks - Barrow - Bartow - Bibb - Bleckley - Butts - Carroll - Catoosa - Chattahoochee - Chattooga - Cherokee - Clarke - Clayton - Cobb - Coweta - Crawford - Crisp - Dade - Dawson - DeKalb - Dodge - Dooly - Douglas - Emanuel - Fannin - Fayette - Floyd - Forsyth - Gilmer - Glascock - Gordon - Greene - Gwinnett - Hall - Hancock - Haralson - Harris - Heard - Henry - Houston - Jackson - Jasper - Jefferson - Johnson - Jones - Lamar - Laurens - Lumpkin - Macon - Madison - Marion - Meriwether - Monroe - Montgomery - Morgan - Murray - Muscogee - Newton - North Fulton - Oconee - Oglethorpe - Paulding - Peach - Pickens - Pike - Polk - Pulaski - Putnam - Rockdale - Schley - South Fulton - Spalding - Stewart - Sumter - Talbot - Taliaferro - Taylor - Telfair - Toombs - Towns - Treutlen - Troup - Twiggs - Union - Upson - Walker - Walton - Warren - Washington - Webster - Wheeler - White - Whitfield - Wilcox - Wilkes - Wilkinson
Effective: Sat 3:19 am Updated: Sat 10:02 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun 5:00 am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...RECORD HEAT EXPECTED THROUGH MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND...
An extended period of unseasonably hot temperatures is expected
through the middle of next week across north and central Georgia.
Widespread high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s are expected,
with some locations exceeding 100 degrees, especially along and south
of a Columbus to Macon to Warrenton line in middle Georgia. These
temperatures are around 15 degrees above normal for late May. In
addition, little relief is expected during the night as temperatures
only fall into the 70s in many locations. In addition, little to no
precipitation is expected in the area until possibly the end of next
week. The unusual heat this early in the season will likely break
several daily high temperature records across the region and will put
all-time monthly records in jeopardy over the Memorial Day weekend.
Please take extra precautions for the heat by remaining hydrated,
avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, and limiting strenuous
activities when spending time outdoors. Also, "Look Before You Lock",
and don`t leave children or pets unattended in a hot vehicle.