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Heat wave expected to keep scorching
Chance of rain may bring relief to sun-soaked region
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Today brings a chance for some rain, but we’re not out of the furnace yet.

“It’s a typical summer pattern. We have a large area of high pressure in the upper atmosphere that’s basically been parked over the Southeastern U.S. for a while now,” said Matt Sena, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

“And it’s what has led to this extended period of hot weather.”

The Hall County area was under a heat advisory into Sunday evening.

The warning means that “the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create heat index readings of at least 105 degrees and very warm overnight temperatures,” according to the weather service.

Under these conditions, the agency advises residents to stay in air-conditioned settings and drink plenty of fluids.

Sena said Sunday night that he didn’t foresee a heat advisory for Hall County today.

“We’ve got a very weak frontal boundary sagging down into the area and a little bit of moisture getting picked up from out West,” he said. “So, we’ve got a little bit better chance for some rain ... and some clouds.”

Still expect warm days ahead, “as this area of high pressure stays over us for the next seven days,” he added.

“Our main chance for any relief each day is if you happen to be under one of the isolated showers or thunderstorms that pops up,” Sena said.

Today’s forecast calls for a 50 chance of thunderstorms. The likelihood for showers drops throughout the rest of the week.

The high temperature is expected to be in the 90s at least through Sunday.

“We’ve had more 90-plus degree days than last year. I don’t believe we’ve had a record number ... as of yet, but it has been a very warm summer so far,” Sena said.

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