Heat Advisory issued for several Middle Georgia counties

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a HEAT ADVISORY for Bleckley, Dodge, Dooly, Johnson, Laurens, Macon, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Wheeler, and Wilcox Counties from 1 PM until 8 PM.

Heat index values are expected to top out around 100°-105° due to temperatures in the upper 90’s combined with dewpoints in the low 70’s.

Here are a few tips to prepare for the dangerous heat:

  1. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight during the main heating hours of the afternoon.
  2. Drink PLENTY of water before, during, and after any outdoor activities.
  3. Wear light colored clothing.
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Dalton was born and raised in Canton, Georgia, a small town about an hour north of Atlanta. He attended the University of Georgia, and was an active member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) before graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences as well as a B.S. in Geography in the spring of 2018. Dalton began his broadcast career in Atlanta, Georgia as a weather producer, and is now sharing his talents with us as a member of the 41 First Alert Storm Team. When he's not tracking storms, Dalton enjoys reading books, spending time with his family, and playing with his dog: Murphy. He also loves NASCAR and sports, and enjoys cheering on his favorite teams: The Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Bulldogs.