Heat wave continues with high of 94 expected today, slightly lower Thursday at 92 degrees with 20% rain chance during the evening.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT:
An extended period of unseasonably hot temperatures is expected through the middle of next week across north and central Georgia. Widespread high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s are expected, with some locations exceeding 100 degrees, especially along and south of a Columbus to Macon to Warrenton line in middle Georgia.
These temperatures are around 15 degrees above normal for late May. In addition, little relief is expected during the night as temperatures only fall into the 70s in many locations. In addition, little to no precipitation is expected in the area until possibly the end of next week.
The unusual heat this early in the season will likely break several daily high temperature records across the region and will put all-time monthly records in jeopardy over the Memorial Day weekend. Please take extra precautions for the heat by remaining hydrated, avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, and limiting strenuous activities when spending time outdoors. Also, “Look Before You Lock”, and don`t leave children or pets unattended in a hot vehicle.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.