Rain Will Make for a Wet Friday Commute

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Rain moving in late tonight will cause for a wet morning commute on the final day of the work week.


Clouds will continue to stream in from the west this afternoon ahead of rain that will move into Middle Georgia overnight. With the increased cloud cover I expect afternoon high temperatures to be very similar to yesterday where we saw upper 50’s and lower 60’s across the area. As for tonight, temperatures will be much warmer than they have been the past few nights. Middle Georgia will see overnight lows in the lower 50’s which is a big change from the mid 20’s that we saw just two days ago. The average low temperature for this time of year is 37° so we will be well above that tonight.


The rain returns to Middle Georgia overnight after a dry work week. An area of low pressure off to our west will continue to push towards the east over the next couple of days. Ahead of the center of low pressure we will see widespread rain beginning late Thursday evening and continuing through much of the day on Friday.


Rain tapers off as we head into Saturday afternoon, but I do expect light isolated showers to hang around through much of the day as the area of low pressure passes through. I am forecasting an additional inch of rain for the majority of Middle Georgia. Isolated areas may receive up to two inches of rainfall which will add to our yearly surplus of 2.23″ for Macon. As we move into Sunday the clouds will move out and leave us with a partly cloudy sky.

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Dalton was born and raised in Canton, Georgia, a small town about an hour north of Atlanta. He attended the University of Georgia, and was an active member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) before graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences as well as a B.S. in Geography in the spring of 2018. Dalton began his broadcast career in Atlanta, Georgia as a weather producer, and is now sharing his talents with us as a member of the 41 First Alert Storm Team. When he's not tracking storms, Dalton enjoys reading books, spending time with his family, and playing with his dog: Murphy. He also loves NASCAR and sports, and enjoys cheering on his favorite teams: The Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Bulldogs.