Weather Outlook for August 2017

What will the weather look like this month?

After tying the record low temperature in Macon on August 1st and 2nd, could the rest of the month bring us below average temperatures? Or will summer return with a vengeance? 

The latest outlook from the Climate Prediction Center (NOAA) is forecasting near to slightly below average temperatures for the Central and Eastern United States for August 2017. Our average high temperature for Central Georgia in August is in the low 90s. 

Temperatures are trending slightly cooler because the upcoming month is looking unsettled with several chances to see scattered showers and storms. With more cloud cover, temperatures could be slightly lower. However, humidity will remain an issue until a cold front pushes through the state. Let's just hope we aren't dealing with cloud cover and rain on August 21, when the solar eclipse is set to occur around 2:39 pm. 

On top of that, hurricane season will begin to ramp up this month. We will likely see one or two named storms in the upcoming week. National Hurricane Center is keeping a close on on the Caribbean and the eastern Atlantic Ocean. As of now, no immediate concerns of a tropical system impacting the United States. 

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