Heavy rain in Middle Georgia Tuesday, sunnier days ahead

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A cold front is sweeping across the southeast again. Not only is it bringing rain, but it’s also pulling cold air southward.

TODAY: Light rain showers will enter Middle Georgia during the early morning hours. Heavier rainfall should enter the area closer to 10 a.m. The rain will exit Middle Georgia during the early evening hours.

Rainfall totals across Middle Georgia will range from 0.25 inch to 1 inch.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY: As the front exits Middle Georgia, the clouds will also clear out. The middle and end of the work week will be sunnier as a ridge of high pressure sets up over eastern Texas. This system is going to cause air to sink and compress, so there will be few clouds in the forecast (air needs to rise to form clouds).

The clockwise winds with this system will pull colder air from the west and push it east. Morning lows will be closer to freezing through Friday, and afternoon highs will trend about 10 degrees below average (67 degrees).

Temperatures will trend into the upper 60’s heading into the weekend. Middle Georgia will be under the effect of another low pressure system and associated fronts, allowing temperatures and rain chances to rise.

Connect with Meteorologist Kristen Kennedy on Facebook and Twitter for weather updates throughout the day. You can also watch her forecasts Monday through Friday on 41NBC News at Daybreak (5-7 a.m.) and 41Today (11 a.m.).

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  Kristen Kennedy joined the 41NBC First Alert Storm Team in May 2016. Kristen is not new to the state of Georgia - she was born and raised in Roswell, just north of Atlanta. Kristen developed a passion for weather at an early age - as early as the third grade! Her excitement and interest in meteorology continued throughout her years of higher education. Kristen graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences, concentrating in Professional Meteorology with Broadcast Emphasis. She also has a minor in Broadcast Communications. In college, Kristen was a member of the broadcast meteorology program's Campus Connect Forecast where she produced and recorded forecasts weekly, reported weather hits for radio, wrote forecast updates for the student newspaper and worked extensively on social media. She also won 2nd Place in the College Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters awards banquet for the Best College Weathercast. Aside from her time forecasting the weather in college, Kristen also interned at WSB-TV, a local news station in Atlanta, during the summer of 2015. When she's not monitoring weather conditions, Kristen is probably talking or watching sports. She grew up watching her brothers play and even got involved in a few sports herself. Kristen loves college football, though she is biased towards the SEC. She notes that Saturdays down south in the fall are arguably some of the best days of the year. She has always been an Atlanta Braves fan, and she also enjoys watching the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Hawks battle it out against their opponents. Kristen also loves the outdoors and exploring new locations to hammock with a view. She constantly has an eye to the sky, and eagerly awaits sunset each day - hoping for a colorful sky to capture with her camera. She is excited to finally experience some beautiful sunrises now that she's working the morning side of the day. You can catch Kristen's forecasts daily on 41 Daybreak from 5-7 AM and on 41 Today at 11 AM.