MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Another warm and sunny day is on tap for Middle Georgia today before rain returns Thursday.
This afternoon is going to play out very similarly to yesterday afternoon where we saw temperatures climb into the 60’s after a cool start to the morning. The high temperature for yesterday was 69° and I expect us to stay a few degrees cooler than that this afternoon as an area of high pressure to our north continues to shift to the east. As this high pressure system races off towards the Atlantic Ocean that will allow for easterly winds to flow into our area. Overnight tonight temperatures will dip into the upper 30’s and low 40’s across the area under a mostly clear sky. Clouds will begin to move in as we get closer to daybreak tomorrow morning.
Clouds will begin to stream in during the early morning hours which will set us up for a partly cloudy afternoon across Middle Georgia. With the additional cloud cover, temperatures will continue to be on their downward trend ahead of rain overnight Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
Widespread rain returns to Middle Georgia early Thursday and will last through Friday evening before exiting for the weekend. Rain will be heavy at times with most areas around Middle Georgia receiving an additional inch of rainfall through Friday night from this system. For the month of December the Middle Georgia Regional Airport has recorded 3.72″ of rain which is 1.53″ above normal for this time of month. With the rain later this week I expect us to continue to distance ourselves from the normal.
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