Dry weather Wednesday before rain chances rise in Middle Georgia

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Rain chances will increase by the end of the work week in Middle Georgia, but in the meantime, dry weather ensues Wednesday.

Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, a cold front moved from north to south. This cold front helped to clear out all the clouds we saw across the Deep South Tuesday.

The sky remains mostly clear this morning, minus a few cirrus clouds, perhaps.

Lots of sunshine is in the forecast for Hump Day. Temperatures will rise from the upper 40’s before sunrise to the mid-70’s during the peak afternoon hours.

While Wednesday’s weather will be nice, be aware that the weather will be MUCH different Thursday and Friday.

A low pressure system is developing in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This system will produce two associated front: (1) a warm front and (2) a cold front.

The warm front will effect Middle Georgia’s weather first, forcing moisture from the Gulf to move over the southeast.

Widespread showers and some storms are in the forecast late Thursday through Friday morning.

At the same time that rain is expected in Middle Georgia this week, colder air will be flowing in from the northeast thanks to a high pressure system creating a wedge.

Keep your rain gear handy the next couple days, because this week will end on a wetter and colder note.

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.