Triple digit heat indices expected by afternoon

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT)- Heat and humidity will combine to make for a steamy start to the work week in our area.

TODAY.

Under a mix of sun and clouds, high temperatures will top out in the middle 90’s with heat index values expected to top out in the triple digits. A few hit or miss showers and storms are possible today. Overnight lows will fall only into the middle 70’s under a partly cloudy sky.

TOMORROW.

Rain coverage will be on the rise tomorrow as we begin an unsettled weather pattern. High temperatures will still be rather warm in the low and middle 90’s under a partly sunny sky. A strong thunderstorm or two cannot be ruled out.

WEEK AHEAD.

Scattered showers and storms are in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday as high temperatures return to the low 90’s. Rain chances and temperatures will hold steady through 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.