The National Weather Service predicts sizzling temperatures to start the work week in Rome and Northwest Georgia. Today’s highs are anticipated to be in the upper 90s with heat index values as high as 106; the heat index values for Tuesday are projected to be as high as 108.
Tim Herrington, the Director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, warns locals to refrain from leaving their kids or pets unattended in automobiles amid the summer sizzle.
Herrington’s tips for beating the extreme heat also include frequent hydration and limiting outdoor activity to the cooler times of day such as early morning or late evening.
Soaring temperatures will be accompanied by a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms over the next couple of days, according to the NWS.