Rainy Day Ahead

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Widespread rain will hang around Middle Georgia through this evening before clearing out later this weekend.


It has been a wet and mild start to your Friday as widespread rain has greeted us here in Middle Georgia. This rain is associated with an area of low pressure that is still centered in east Texas, but is allowing for Gulf moisture to flow into our area therefore bringing in heavy rain at times. This afternoon we will keep the rain around along with a mostly cloudy sky. Afternoon high temperatures will make it into the middle 60’s across much of our area with overnight low temperatures cooling off ever so slightly into the middle 50’s. Just two days ago our high temperature was 57° and I expect our overnight low temperature to be about the same. That is Georgia weather for you! Rainfall totals for this system will total around an inch.


Cloudy conditions will hang around for the majority of your Saturday, but the rain will taper off around lunch time. Isolated morning showers cannot be ruled out but Saturday does not appear to be a washout. When the rain exits on Saturday we will be left with mild temperatures that will once again reach the middle 60’s.


Once the rain makes it out of our area as the center of low pressure moves off to the northeast early Sunday, a drying trend will commence through at least the middle of the work week. Two of the models we use are in agreement through Wednesday of next week as they both keep us dry, but they differ as we get into Friday. The GFS (American) model keeps us dry through the entire week while the European model brings rain back to Middle Georgia on Thursday afternoon. This is something I will continue to monitor over the next few days.

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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.