Excessive heat watch issued for parts of Georgia Wednesday

ATLANTA — Severe storms have started popping up across parts of North Georgia.

A severe thunderstorm watch issued for much of north Georgia has since lifted for most of the metro Atlanta area. Some areas to our south are still under the watch.

Temperatures are expected to be back into the mid 90s Tuesday with heat index values from 105-110 degrees.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Eboni Deon says this will be a week to stay hydrated and check on neighbors and pets as it will stay hot and humid.


4:20 p.m.

An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued for parts of east Georgia tomorrow where the heat index will reach around 110°. A heat advisory remains in effect for metro Atlanta.

3:23 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Coweta, Heard, Meriwether and Troup counties until 4 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Dawson, Gilmer and Pickens counties until 2:15 p.m.

1:20 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for much of North Georgia.

12:20 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Forsyth and Hall counties until 1:00 p.m.

12:15 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Hall, Lumpkin and White counties until 12:45 p.m.

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When temperatures increase, so does the risk of developing a heat-related illness. It’s important to know the signs of heat exhaustion vs. heatstroke.

Heat exhaustion can make you feel like you’re tired, weak or dizzy. You can sweat heavily, feel nauseous or vomit, and will have pale skin. Stop what you are doing if you have these symptoms and rest, rehydrate and cool yourself down.

Heatstroke happens when your body reaches a temperature of 104 or higher. You can be confused, nauseous, have red and hot skin, but are unable to sweat, and have a bad headache. You could faint. Heatstroke can be fatal. If someone is suffering from heatstroke call 911 and try to cool the person down.