Macon ties record high, barely escapes latest midstate heat advisory

After Macon tied a record high of 101 degrees Tuesday, temperatures are expected to be only slightly cooler Wednesday.

The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 96 degrees feeling like 104 degrees, which is one degree shy of criteria for a heat advisory.

An advisory is posted from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the east central counties of Bleckley, Dodge, Emanuel, Jefferson, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox and Wilkinson.

Tuesday, Middle Georgia Regional Airport hit 101 at 2:20 p.m., which matched the record set in 1977.

If the forecast holds true, Macon’s high will be well below Wednesday’s record of 102 degrees set in 1932 and tied in 1981.