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Dangerous heat continues across lower Miss. Valley, Deep South

High temperatures and dew points will persist Thursday into Friday across parts of the lower Miss. Valley & Deep South, creating dangerous heat index values in excess of 110 degrees for some locations. Heat Advisories & Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside & know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Athens, Athens Airport (KAHN)

Lat: 33.95°NLon: 83.33°WElev: 807ft.

Fair

85°F

29°C

Humidity 65%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.00 in (1015.0 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index91°F (33°C)
Last update 30 Jul 9:51 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Athens GA

  • Today

    Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 100. Light north wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. North wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 72 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 100. Light north wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. North wind around 5 mph.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
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Point Forecast:
Athens GA
 33.96°N 83.4°W
9:30 am EDT Jul 30, 2015
10am EDT Jul 30, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 5, 2015
 
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