Rainy outlook in Macon

Macon and surrounding areas have experienced higher than normal amounts of rain since the start of 2013, and the Fourth of July Holiday week appears it will follow that trend.

A flood watch remains in effect until Wednesday evening with rain chances predicted each day this week.

State Climatologist Ryan Boyles says the western Mountains have seen record amounts of rain in the past six weeks, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

“There are really no concerns in the shallow ground water; we’re not seeing any concerns with dryness in the forests and we’re not seeing dryness concerns in agriculture, and certainly there are water supply concerns right now.”

According to Boyles, the short-term forecast does appear wetter than normal, but it’s difficult to predict rain chances beyond the next two weeks.