But while locals slather themselves with SPF and lounge out by the pool, Meteorologist Mike Leary with the National Weather Service said this summer won’t necessarily be too much of a scorcher.
“It’s going to be in the 90s, that’s going to be the typical high,” said Leary, adding that the Northwest Georgia area will experience above average temperatures with highs in the mid to high 90s and lows dipping in the 70s. He suggested that people always drink enough water during the summer to avoid heat stroke.
As far as drought goes, Leary said the area will still receive a fair amount of rain in the coming warmer months, but there is no clear, immediate answer as far as how much the area will get.
“It’s too tough to tell, isolated areas will get rainfall,” Leary said. “There will be an average amount of rainfall.”
The summer solstice will be today at 7:09 p.m. and it marks the day of the year with the longest period of daylight.
The National Weather Service is predicting that today will feel like summer, with a high near 92 and a low near 64 with winds between 5 and 10 mph.
The following is the forecast for the rest of the week:
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Friday: A 20-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
Friday Night: A 20-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Saturday: A 20-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Sunday: A 20-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.