Turning up the heat in Middle Georgia this week


MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – It’s going to be a very hot week in Middle Georgia as temperatures climb and humidity hangs around.

An upper level ridge will build up across the east coast. Typically this kind of system results in hot and dry weather. However, there will be lingering moisture in the lower levels of the atmosphere so rain chances will continue this week (though limited).

As the dome of heat builds, temperatures will climb into the middle 90’s by mid-week. Based off calculations of forecast highs and dew points this week, heat indices (feels like temps) will trend into the upper 90’s and as high as 105.

Rain chances will stay at or below 30% each day this week. Isolated pop-up showers and storms will be possible after noon until early evening as energy from the sun interacts with moisture in the atmosphere.

Any rain showers/storms that do develop will likely be slow moving and could produce heavy rainfall, frequent lightning and gusty winds.

Connect with Meteorologist Kristen Kennedy on Facebook and Twitter for weather updates throughout the day. You can also watch her forecasts Monday through Friday on 41NBC News at Daybreak (5-7 a.m.) and 41Today (11 a.m.).

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  Kristen Kennedy joined the 41NBC First Alert Storm Team in May 2016. Kristen is not new to the state of Georgia - she was born and raised in Roswell, just north of Atlanta. Kristen developed a passion for weather at an early age - as early as the third grade! Her excitement and interest in meteorology continued throughout her years of higher education. Kristen graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences, concentrating in Professional Meteorology with Broadcast Emphasis. She also has a minor in Broadcast Communications. In college, Kristen was a member of the broadcast meteorology program's Campus Connect Forecast where she produced and recorded forecasts weekly, reported weather hits for radio, wrote forecast updates for the student newspaper and worked extensively on social media. She also won 2nd Place in the College Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters awards banquet for the Best College Weathercast. Aside from her time forecasting the weather in college, Kristen also interned at WSB-TV, a local news station in Atlanta, during the summer of 2015. When she's not monitoring weather conditions, Kristen is probably talking or watching sports. She grew up watching her brothers play and even got involved in a few sports herself. Kristen loves college football, though she is biased towards the SEC. She notes that Saturdays down south in the fall are arguably some of the best days of the year. She has always been an Atlanta Braves fan, and she also enjoys watching the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Hawks battle it out against their opponents. Kristen also loves the outdoors and exploring new locations to hammock with a view. She constantly has an eye to the sky, and eagerly awaits sunset each day - hoping for a colorful sky to capture with her camera. She is excited to finally experience some beautiful sunrises now that she's working the morning side of the day. You can catch Kristen's forecasts daily on 41 Daybreak from 5-7 AM and on 41 Today at 11 AM.