Georgia Power reports 255 customers were without service as of 9 p.m. Tuesday (click outage map).
Gusts so far this evening at Richard B. Russell Airport in Armuchee have reached 31-mph with sustained winds of 21 mph. Rainfall has been relatively light, 0.04 of an inch through 7:30 p.m. Much heavier rainfall reported off Ga. 101.
Above normal temperatures will persist through at least mid week. The combination of persistent heat in the 90s coupled with higher humidity will make it feel very uncomfortable. Try to avoid overexposure to outside activities and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. A few afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be possible each afternoon and evening, through Friday, but most areas will remain dry and very warm. By this weekend, there is the potential to see higher rain chances.
Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Calm wind.
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind.
Wednesday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 96.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69.