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Macon ties heat record

Macon tied a heat record Monday that had stood for more than 50 years.

As of 3:47 p.m. Monday, the temperature at the Macon International Airport was 100 degrees, which is a tie with the record set in 1954, according to the National Weather Service.

"It's been a hot one," said meteorologist Stephen Konarik with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. "We could still break the record."

Today, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms coming in, he said.

"We've got highs only in the mid-90s (today), so a little bit cooler," he said. "But it will be more humid. During the hottest part of the day, humidity will be about 40 percent."

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