The rockets red glare and backyard grills won’t be the only thing that’s burning up for the Independence Day holiday. The thermometer is on the rise again as well.

The forecast put out by meteorologists in Peachtree City are calling for chances of rain today and through July 4 and high temps up in the mid 90s, but the heat index is the real issue.

Throughout the area through today and tomorrow, the heat index is up to and past the 100 mark.

Look for the heat index value up to 100, and then on Independence Day it is expected to get up to 104. The high temps come with with between 30 and 50% chances of rain over the next two days, wrapping up with a 80% on Friday as thunderstorms begin to push through the area.

Due to the forthcoming heat index values rising over the next two days, NWS Peachtree City has issued a heat advisory in effect starting on Thursday at 1 p.m.

They are reporting across the area that heat index values up to 109 are possible from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Officials are asking everyone to take immediate precautions for staying healthy and safe during the high heat.

The following advice went along with the heat advisory:

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing. Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, schedule 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 9 1 1.

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