Forecasters Predict Record-Breaking Temperatures For Holiday Weekend

May 25, 2019

It’s going to be hot Memorial Day weekend, and forecasters are expecting record-breaking temperatures.

Temperatures are expected to be around 15 degrees above normal for the month of May.

With no rain in the forecast until late next week, there’s not going to be much relief when it comes to staying cool.

Kyle Thiem, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said this unseasonable weather is going to be a shock to people’s systems. And that could be dangerous over the holiday weekend when people are spending more time outdoors.

“Having a system like this where we’re talking about upper 90s, heat indexes close to the triple digits if not into the triple digits depending on where you are in the state," he said. "It can catch a lot of people off guard."

Macon matched an all-time high temperature record Thursday. It was 97 degrees, tying a record set in 1962.

Forecasters say a high pressure system moving through the Southeast is to blame for the hotter than normal weather.