Potential record temperatures on the way

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Warmer air continues to make its way towards Middle Georgia as new record high temperatures could be set tomorrow and Thursday.


Once again we are going to see a mix of sun and clouds across Middle Georgia as we head into the afternoon hours. An area of high pressure that continues to slide to the south is going to continue to dominate the weather for our region by suppressing rain chances over the next couple of days. With a west to southwesterly wind flow into Middle Georgia, we will see afternoon high temperatures rise into the mid-70’s which would be nearly 15° above average for this time of year. Tonight under a partly cloudy sky temperatures will be slow to fall. The average low temperature for this time of year is 36° but tonight we will be in the mid-to-upper 50’s.


It has been repeated several times over the past couple of days, but on Wednesday and Thursday we could break the record high temperatures at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport. On Wednesday the record is 77° while on Thursday the record is 79°. Those records were set in 1927 and 1999, respectively. We will be very close on both days as we will see a lot of sunshine and a southerly wind component that will usher in warm air.


A weak cold front is going to move through Middle Georgia on Friday bringing us our best chance of seeing rain in over a week. While the front will make it through our area, right now it appears that accumulations will be minimal. The good news is that behind the front will be more seasonal temperatures just in time for the weekend!

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Dalton was born and raised in Canton, Georgia, a small town about an hour north of Atlanta. He attended the University of Georgia, and was an active member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) before graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences as well as a B.S. in Geography in the spring of 2018. Dalton began his broadcast career in Atlanta, Georgia as a weather producer, and is now sharing his talents with us as a member of the 41 First Alert Storm Team. When he's not tracking storms, Dalton enjoys reading books, spending time with his family, and playing with his dog: Murphy. He also loves NASCAR and sports, and enjoys cheering on his favorite teams: The Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Bulldogs.