For our viewers in North Georgia and Athens, we saw another weekend in which high temperatures were running into the mid 90's. Factor in the humidity and the heat index, or feels like temperature, was running well into the 100's with some heat index values going above 105 degrees. While we were hoping to see some rain, it never matriculated into anything but trace amounts in specific locations. This was due to the high pressure system coming in after a cold front pushed through on Sunday evening. But what it did bring in was hazy skies, caused by the Canadian wildfires and the associated smoke drifted our way with the high pressure system.
As we go into tonight for Athens, we expect mostly clear conditions, along with some haze and the low will dip into the high 60's. For tomorrow, we expect to see mostly sunny skies, high relative humidity, and slight haze, with the temperatures peaking into the mid 90's.
For North Georgia, the conditions will be very similar to that in Athens. As we go into tonight, we expect mostly clear skies with some slight haze and the low will dip into the upper 60's. For tomorrow, we expect to see mostly sunny skies, high relative humidity, and slight haze, with the temperature peaking into the lower 90's.
As we go later into the week, the hazy skies will clear up by Wednesday afternoon. But temperatures will gradually rise up into the mid 90's along with having high relative humidity and a low chance for any rain to develop. So make sure to limit outdoor activity during peak hours in the afternoon, stay hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade.