Warmest day of the year expected today

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT)- A 99 year old record high temperature is in jeopardy of being tied today as we deal with the warmest day of 2021 so far.

TODAY.

Under a mostly sunny sky temperatures will warm into the middle and upper 80’s. Dry weather will remain in place for one more day. Clouds will move in throughout the day and will hang around overnight. Temperatures are forecast to fall into the middle 50’s.

TOMORROW.

Expect a partly sunny sky Wednesday and a dry start to the day before isolated rain showers move in during the evening. Rain chances are not great, but keeping an umbrella with you would not be a bad idea. Temperatures tomorrow will warm into the middle 80’s during the afternoon before falling to near 60° overnight.

EXTENDED FORECAST.

Behind a cold front we will be cooler on Thursday with highs in the middle 70’s. A few showers are possible, but overall we stay dry. The rest of the 7 day forecast will remain mostly dry with a few rain chances here and there.

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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.