Heat advisory Wed. for Macon, severe thunderstorms possible

Macon, Warner Robins and points southward are expected to be dangerously hot Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. along and south of a line from Columbus to Macon to Swainsboro.

Macon’s high temperature is forecast to reach about 95 degrees, but with high humidity will feel more like 105 to 108 degrees.

The moisture in the air could bubble up into strong to severe thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

The greatest threat for storms is between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Everyone is urged to dress in loose, light-colored clothing.

Avoid working in the direct sun, take frequent breaks if working outside and drink plenty of water.

Check on elderly neighbors as older people, the very young and those with heart conditions who are more susceptible to extreme heat.

Also make sure outdoor pets and livestock have water and shade.