Temperatures trending down into weekend

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – We set a new record high temperature of 98° at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport yesterday, but “less hot” temperatures are on the way this weekend.

TODAY.

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Under a mostly sunny sky, temperatures are going to top out in the middle 90’s across the area. The current record high temperature for this day is 96° which was last set back in 1991. We will be very close to that number this afternoon. We stay dry today, but moisture will begin to increase across the area as we head into the evening. Tonight, temperatures are going to be back in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s under a mostly clear sky. A few high clouds will begin to move in overnight.

As of 5 am this morning, the tropical disturbance in the Bahamas is expected to become a tropical storm within the next couple of days. As of this moment, impacts in Middle Georgia are expected to be kept at a minimum. While the storm track could change, it is now most likely that this system stays out of our area.

WEEKEND.

Isolated showers and a few storms will move through the area this weekend. Temperatures are going to top out in the upper 80’s and low 90’s on both afternoons as increasing cloud cover moves in across the Peach State.

NEXT WEEK.

Our forecast is going to be driven by Potential Tropical Cyclone 9. If this system takes a more westerly track, then we will see more rain. At this time, an easterly track looks more likely which means we stay dry outside of a few isolated showers each afternoon.

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