Wet weather continues before drier/cooler air returns this weekend

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Wet weather continues in Middle Georgia this week as a stalled cold front sits near the Florida/Georgia border and multiple waves of energy ripple throughout the atmosphere. If you’re hoping for drier and cooler weather, just wait a few more days – it’s coming this weekend!

For Thursday, however, the rain chance continues with scattered showers throughout the morning and thunderstorm development in the afternoon

The day will start with temperatures in the low 60’s. By the afternoon, the highest temperature reached should also be in the upper 60’s. Dense cloud cover will keep temperatures mostly steady throughout the day.

There is another threat for severe weather in Middle Georgia Thursday, mainly in the afternoon and evening.

Isolated severe storms will be possible with threats of damaging winds and an isolated, brief tornado.

Have a safety plan in place and stay with 41NBC News throughout the day for the latest weather updates.

Friday’s rain chance will come from another cold front moving from west to east.

This front is expected to clear the state of Georgia by early Saturday morning. As the front pushes east, it will help push the clouds away.

A high pressure system will build up over the mid-west, bringing a northwesterly wind to Middle Georgia that will allow colder and drier air to flow southeast.

As a result of Friday’s front, temperatures will drop into the 50’s for the weekend.

The drier air in place will also limit rain activity.

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.