Macon is typically humid and warm from April through September or even October depending on the year. Temperatures can drop fairly low in the winter, though snow is a rarity. Rain, which is regularly heavy, is unavoidable. Due to the hills of Mercer’s campus, heavy rain can be an annoyance for getting to campus because sidewalks inevitably flood.
Spring usually begins to surface in March or April, but the nice days quickly give way to uncomfortably high temperatures. A range of clothing for all types of weather is recommended, and an umbrella is absolutely a necessity. The saying “when it rains, it pours” is applicable here. Tornado season begins in March, and Mercer tests its tornado siren warning system the first week of every month.