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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – After a dry work week in Middle Georgia, rain potentially severe storms move in over the weekend.
After seeing temperatures struggle to get out of the upper 40’s and low 50’s for the past several days, today will be refreshing as more seasonable temperatures return. High temperatures will reach the low 60’s across much of Middle Georgia. The average high temperature for this time of year is 64° so we are going to be right where we are supposed to be. We have an area of high pressure making its way towards the Atlantic coast, and as it continues to scoot further to the east our wind will shift and come in from the south, thus bringing in warmer temperatures and more moisture. Overnight temperatures will be closer to average (40°) as well.
Temperatures will continue to be on the rise Friday as the southerly wind flow ushers in warmer temperatures. I do expect clouds to continue to build in on Friday ahead of an approaching weather system that has the potential to bring strong to severe storms to Middle Georgia on Saturday. Isolated showers cannot be ruled out in the first half of the day, but the greatest chance for rain on the last day of November comes in the late evening and overnight hours.
The chance for strong to potentially severe storms will be the main focus on Saturday. As of 6 am on Thursday, November 29th, The Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk (2/5) for severe weather in Middle Georgia on Saturday. The main threats will be gusty winds, heavy rain, and the potential for an isolated tornado. As this system evolves we will continue to update the conditions that are expected in our area. The rain will hang around on Sunday and into Monday before drier weather returns next week.
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