More Heat This Week
MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Good morning, Middle Georgia! We started off Memorial Day with mostly clear skies, though some clouds were building in from the east. Temperatures for the most part stayed in the 60’s across our area. However, our dew points were very close to the actual temperature, indicating higher humidity.
Right now, tropical depression Bonnie is spinning on the East Coast, bringing some rain and wind to the Carolinas. Bonnie made landfall in South Carolina on Sunday after weakening from a tropical storm to a tropical depression. The storm has sustained winds around 30 mph. Bonnie is not really going anywhere either…the storm is moving northeast at less than 5 mph. As it continues to spin along the east coast, it’ll pull warm, moist air from the Atlantic and place it over middle Georgia. For this reason, we will see an increase in humidity this week, as well as an increase in storm chances by the middle of the week.
For today, temperatures will break the 90 degree mark. Our high will be 91. I think we will stay mostly dry today, but as the sun cooks the atmosphere and moisture moves in, there may be a few afternoon thunderstorms (typical to summer weather in Middle Georgia). If you are outdoors today, perhaps grilling out with family/friends or spending the holiday poolside, protect your skin from UV rays – use sunscreen, wear a hat and sunglasses. The UV Index for Middle Georgia today will be 10 – very high.
Tomorrow, partly cloudy skies will keep our temperatures in the middle 60’s for the morning low. Our 41 First Alert Stormcast was showing some showers for the afternoon hours, but many other models are keeping rain out of our area. Therefore, I have removed rain chances from the forecast – I think we will stay mostly dry.