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Extreme Heat, Excessive Rainfall Forecast for Much of U.S.

Here’s when heat index may top 105° this week

Highs on Monday will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

More of the same is in store for Tuesday, when heat and humidity will again make for unsafe heat indexes.

"Widespread mid 90-degree temperatures combined with increasing humidity, will produce Heat Index Values around 100 degrees by midday".

We have higher heat and humidity for Tuesday!

The National Weather Service has issued its first excessive heat warning of the year for the northern half of the state until Tuesday night.

Meadows called the recent weather a "roller coaster" and said we could still see high temperatures in the near future, but "we should slowly but surely see less and less".

Several other counties in the area, including Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Jackson will also be under a heat advisory. Rockwood Superintendent Mark Miles says that administrators will be monitoring the heat levels this week to make sure their students stay safe. Tomorrow, Alexandria could see a heat index of 110-degrees. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 p.m. If you work or spend time outside, when possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. This will result in potential heat related illness such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.