Heat Advisory in effect across the Chattahoochee Valley

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 11:43 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Another Heat Advisory is in place across Georgia and Alabama until 8PM ET this evening as a heat dome builds over the Southeast, skyrocketing temperatures into the upper 90s through the start of the weekend. With the humidity still running high, feels-like temperatures will soar toward 105-110 degrees over the next few days, making for dangerous heat during the afternoon hours. The high pressure lid will also put a lid on rain chances today and tomorrow with coverage around 10% or less, so most of us won’t have a stray shower or storm to help cool us off. A few hit-or-miss storms will develop again on Saturday, but many of us will still stay dry and thus hot and muggy.

The heat dome will finally break down on Sunday as a dip in the jet stream brings a shot of cooler than average temperatures back to the Southeast in addition to an increase in showers and storms each day. Rain coverage will be around 50-60% Sunday through Tuesday and then more typical summertime coverage (20-30%) by the middle of the week. So, we’ll go from highs in the upper 90s to back down into the mid to upper 80s by Monday. So, a little reprieve from the heat is in sight for us by August.

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