Spring 2011 will go down in the record books as one of the hottest in Macon history.
Summer officially began Tuesday at 1:16 p.m., marking the summer solstice and leaving behind a spring that will go down in the record books for Macon and central Georgia.
According to Chief Meteorologist Jeff Cox, spring 2011 (defined as March 21st to June 20th) saw the hottest average high temperature for any spring in Macon history, dating back to 1930!
Overall, spring 2011 will go down as tied for the 4th hottest overall spring in Macon history and the hottest spring in Macon since 1991.
Fortunately, some relief may be ahead. The 7 day forecast from StormTrack Central's team of meteorologists shows afternoon highs dipping into the low and mid 90s later this week, rather than the triple digits seen in recent days. Improved rain chances are also in the forecast beginning Wednesday.