ATLANTA - Temperatures will soar into the upper 80s to low 90s this afternoon but will feel more like the upper 90s to 100 degrees or hotter. If you have plans to be outside during the day, make sure you stay hydrated, take frequent breaks and wear light-colored clothing.
If you start to experience symptoms of heat-related illnesses, stop what you’re doing and move to a shaded/cooler area. It’s also suggested that you remove any tight clothing and apply other cooling measures such as fans or ice towels.
This heat and humidity will fuel strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon which will be capable of producing torrential rain, gusty winds, frequent lightning and small hail. If you do see rain today, it will cool things down quickly giving you a break from the oppressive heat.
We will continue to see a similar forecast the rest of the week, so get ready for the dog days of summer.