Cooler, drier conditions bring fire danger

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Happy Thursday! After 2 days of record temps this week Middle Georgia will finally get a break! Cooler air will be moving in Friday behind a dry cold front.  This front will be lowering dewpoints (making the air much drier) as well as bring some breezy/gusty conditions to the area.  The drier air and breezy conditions, combined with the continuing drought will enhance fire danger Friday.  A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Friday from 10am-7pm.  A burn ban is already in place in most of these areas but please be mindful that any fires that are started in these conditions could spread very quickly.

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The good news, though is that it will finally feel like football weather Friday night! Make sure you bring a jacket to cheer on your favorite team!

Chief Meteorologist, Cecilia Reeves

 

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Cecilia Reeves joined the 41 First Alert Storm Team as Chief Meteorologist in August of 2016.  She grew up just north of Macon, in McDonough, GA but attended the University of Alabama and received an undergraduate degree in Telecommunications and Film with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism.  Upon graduation in Tuscaloosa, she traveled up to road to Starkville, MS where she received a Masters of Science in Broadcast Meteorology.  In her career she has worked on the West Coast, in the Midwest, and now back home in the Southeast.  When she is not forecasting she enjoys training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, cheering on her teams (Alabama Crimson Tide, Atlanta Falcons, and the Kansas City Royals), and playing with her dogs: Dora and Winston.