Summer’s official start is more than a week away, but the thermometer says otherwise.
Starting this weekend, Middle Georgia is in for a 10-day run of high temperatures that will top out from the mid- to upper 90s each day, forecasters say.
And that’s not the worst of it. The relative humidity during much of that stretch will be high, bringing heat indexes -- what it will feel like -- in the low 100s, said Ryan Willis, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. That index could hit 103 or 104 some days.
“And at night it won’t cool off too much,” Willis said.
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The average high temperature for this time of year is 90 degrees.
There will be chances of isolated storms -- 10 to 50 percent -- most days.
The blistering temperatures won’t cool off -- if you can call it that -- until after Father’s Day, when highs dip to the low 90s.
Here’s a look at the predicted highs for the next two weeks: