More rain Wednesday-Thursday warrants Flash Flood Watch for Middle Georgia

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – With even more rain in the forecast Wednesday and Thursday, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for almost all of Middle Georgia (Minus Treutlen, Wheeler and Telfair County).

In the past two days, Middle Georgia has already picked up about 1-2 inches of rain.

Within the next 30 hours, an additional 2-3 inches of rain may fall across Middle Georgia. Isolated amounts of 4 inches may occur.

Because heavy rain will fall in a relatively short time, flash flooding will be possible. Do not pass roads with standing water — remember to “turn around, don’t drown!”

The rainy weather this week has been a result of a couple low pressure systems that developed in the Gulf/along the Gulf Coast.

Thursday morning, the line of rainfall on the back end of the low pressure system to our south will move east bringing a drastic end to rainfall.

By Thursday afternoon, the southeast will start to dry out and clouds will eventually break apart.

Colder air will surge south Friday and temperatures are expected to drop into the low 30’s. The wind will make it feel more like the mid-20’s.

Morning lows are forecast to stay in the 30’s throughout the weekend, though the afternoons will feature warmer weather as high temperatures reach the mid-60’s.

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.