Soggy and cold week in the southeast

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – After a dry and mostly sunny Veterans Day weekend, the wet weather is making a return.  Soggy conditions will last most of the week as a low pressure system moves along the Gulf Coast.

The warm front will effect Middle Georgia’s weather first by pulling in warm and moist air from the Gulf of Mexico. Temperatures will rise throughout the day Monday and continue rising overnight into Tuesday morning.

A cold front will push in from the northwest, bringing colder air down south throughout the day Tuesday. Temperatures will drop from the 60’s Tuesday morning to the low 50’s Tuesday afternoon.

The cold front and warm front will work together to squeeze out all the moisture in the atmosphere, resulting in widespread rainfall across the southeast.

Just how much rain are we expecting?

Monday morning, multiple models indicated rainfall totals ranging from two to four inches through Thursday afternoon.

7-day forecast breakdown:

Monday: Overcast, scattered rain showers (perhaps a few thunderstorms in the mix). Afternoon highs near 56 degrees. Temperatures keep climbing through the evening hours. Wind: E 5-10 mph, gusts up to 15 mph.

Tuesday Morning: Overcast, scattered rain showers. Temperatures in the low 60’s. Wind: E 5 mph

Tuesday Afternoon: Mostly Cloudy, scattered rain showers. Temperatures drop throughout the day down to 51 degrees.

Wednesday Morning: Mostly cloudy. Temperatures in the mid-40’s.

Rain lasts through Thursday morning. Sunshine and drier conditions set up for the weekend!

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.