Multiple systems to effect Middle Georgia’s weather this week

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Middle Georgia’s weather this week will be effected by multiple systems this week including a hurricane in the Pacific, a cold front and a high pressure system.

Tuesday

There will be more clouds in the sky Tuesday as moisture streams in from Hurricane Willa located just west of the Mexico coastline. Willa is forecast to make landfall today as a Category 3 hurricane. It will weaken as it moves inland, eventually eroding thanks to the Sierra Madre.

Locally, clouds will mix with sunshine in the afternoon, leading to temperatures reaching the mid-70’s. An isolated shower may pop-up as well.

Wednesday

The clouds will clear out overnight through early Wednesday morning as a cold front moves in from the north.

Behind the front, a large area of high pressure will build up over the Great Lakes. This system will give way to more sunshine Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday

By Thursday, the remnants of Hurricane Willa will push from west to east. An associated area of low pressure will form in the Gulf of Mexico with an outstretched warm front ahead of it. The warm front will bring warmer, more moist air into the Deep South.

With an increase in moisture across the southeast, showers and storms are more likely to form resulting in scattered rain chances Thursday and Friday.

At the same time, colder air will be flowing south following Tuesday’s cold front. For this reason, afternoon high temperatures will drop to the upper 50’s on Friday.

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.