Triple digit heat possible this weekend

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Friday proved to be yet another hot day in Middle Georgia. By 4pm temps hit 97 at Middle Georgia Regional Airport, tying the old record set in 1962.

High pressure continues to sit over the southeast, creating a blocking pattern that will keep us dry. This dry weather looks to hang around through the extended forecast period. This will worsen the drought that much of Middle Georgia is already dealing with.

The high pressure over the Middle Georgia region will bring the likelihood of record-breaking temperatures through the middle of next week.

With the record breaking temperatures we will also need to take special care as far as outdoor exposure to the heat. Heat is the top weather killer in the US, so be sure to check on children, the elderly, and your pets.

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Cecilia Reeves joined the 41 First Alert Storm Team as Chief Meteorologist in August of 2016.  She grew up just north of Macon, in McDonough, GA but attended the University of Alabama and received an undergraduate degree in Telecommunications and Film with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism.  Upon graduation in Tuscaloosa, she traveled up to road to Starkville, MS where she received a Masters of Science in Broadcast Meteorology.  In her career she has worked on the West Coast, in the Midwest, and now back home in the Southeast.  When she is not forecasting she enjoys training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, cheering on her teams (Alabama Crimson Tide, Atlanta Falcons, and the Kansas City Royals), and playing with her dogs: Dora and Winston.