Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Many celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Mexican restaurants hoping to enjoy food and drinks outside in sunny and warm weather.
Not this year in Central Georgia.
An upper level low is the result of our sun and cloud mix with scattered showers during the day. Temperatures have stayed in the 50s all day long thanks to westerly winds.
The average high temperature on Cinco de Mayo is 82°F in Macon. We are seeing temperatures 20-25 degrees below average.
When was the last time it was this cold on Cinco de Mayo in Macon? You have to go back to 1931 where the coldest high temperature was recorded at 60°F.
As of 2 p.m. EDT, Macon's high temperature is 59°F which was recorded shortly after midnight. If we stay below 60°F today (through 11:59 p.m. EDT), we will see the coldest high temperature ever recorded on Cinco de Mayo.
What was the coldest high temperature ever recorded in the month of May for the city of Macon? 53°F set back in 1992. Coldest low temperature in the month of May? 40°F set back in the years of 1968, 1969, 1971, and 1997.
Not a fan of the chilly temperatures? Don't worry. Sunshine and warmer temperatures will arrive this weekend as high temperatures climb into the mid 70s. We will climb right back into the 80s by next week.