MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Temperatures will be on the mild side today as we prepare for the potential for severe weather tomorrow.
Under a partly cloudy sky temperatures will rise into the upper 60’s across Middle Georgia this afternoon. Clouds will continue to filter into our area as we head into the evening and overnight hours. There is a chance to see an isolated rain shower tonight, but overall coverage will be limited until we get into the early morning hours on Saturday. With a mostly cloudy sky tonight, overnight low temperatures will be running above average in the low 50’s.
Tomorrow is going to be a day that you need to be weather aware because there is the potential for severe weather in Middle Georgia. There will be a warm front that will be lifting to the north along with a cold front that will approaching from the west. This system will set up to give us the potential for strong to severe storms on Saturday. The main threats tomorrow will be gusty winds of 60+ miles per hour, heavy rainfall, and the potential for an isolated tornado. The location of the warm front is going to play a huge factor in the instability needed for severe storms tomorrow. South of the warm front is where the greatest instability will be, thus resulting in a greater chance for severe weather. If Middle Georgia stays to the north of the warm front tomorrow then the threat for severe weather is reduced, BUT NOT ZERO. The dynamics are still in place for the potential of an isolated spin-up tornado and gusty winds no matter where the warm front is located.
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Rain hangs around on Sunday and Monday before we dry out next week. An area of high pressure will slide to the east and keep us dry. Along with the drier conditions we will have the return of cooler temperatures. By the end of next week I expect below average temperatures to return to Middle Georgia.
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