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.
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: