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Heat advisory, air quality alert Tuesday
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ATLANTA -- A heat advisory and air quality alert have been issued for Metro Atlanta Tuesday afternoon. 

Tuesday is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far, with a high around 98 degrees. Factoring in the humidity, the heat index will be around 105 or higher.

Here is the official advisory from the National Weather Service, including the counties that are in the advisory.

BANKS-JACKSON-MADISON-COBB-NORTH FULTON-GWINNETT-BARROW-CLARKE-OCONEE-OGLETHORPE-WILKES-SOUTH FULTON-DEKALB-ROCKDALE-WALTON-NEWTON-MORGAN-GREENE-TALIAFERRO-CLAYTON-SPALDING-HENRY-BUTTS-JASPER-PUTNAM-HANCOCK-WARREN-PIKE-UPSON-LAMAR-MONROE-JONES-BALDWIN-WASHINGTON-GLASCOCK-JEFFERSON-HARRIS-TALBOT-TAYLOR-CRAWFORD-BIBB-TWIGGS-WILKINSON-JOHNSON-EMANUEL-MUSCOGEE-CHATTAHOOCHEE-MARION-SCHLEY-MACON-PEACH-HOUSTON-BLECKLEY-LAURENS-TREUTLEN-STEWART-WEBSTER-SUMTER-DOOLY-CRISP-PULASKI-WILCOX-DODGE-
TELFAIR-WHEELER-MONTGOMERY-TOOMBS-

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO 5 AM EDT
WEDNESDAY DUE TO HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO 5 AM EDT WEDNESDAY. 

* THE HEAT ADVISORY AREA IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA...GENERALLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM HAMILTON THROUGH MARIETTA TO HOMER. THIS AREA IS EXPECTING TO HAVE HEAT INDICES EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 105 DEGREES ON TUESDAY AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES NO LOWER THAN 75 DEGREES ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS FROM 95 TO 100 DEGREES ON TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF DANGEROUS HEAT IS
EXPECTED. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM AND STAY OUT OF DIRECT SUNSHINE. REMEMBER...THE ELDERLY...VERY YOUNG...AND PEOPLE WITH HEART CONDITIONS ARE MOST AT RISK IN EXTREME HEAT. FRIENDS...RELATIVES... AND NEIGHBORS SHOULD CHECK ON PEOPLE WHO MAY BE AT RISK.

WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR AFTER SUNSET. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY - CALL 911.

Tuesday's Code Orange air quality alert means the outdoor air will be unhealthy for people who are sensitive to ozone.

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