Wet End to the Work Week

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – One final dry day is in store for Middle Georgia before widespread rain returns tomorrow.

Today.

High level clouds that moved into Middle Georgia late yesterday evening will become more numerous as we head into this afternoon. As the clouds continue to build in throughout the day, temperatures will top out in the lower 60’s. Under a mostly cloudy sky this evening overnight low temperatures will fall into the upper 40’s ahead of widespread rain that will soak our area beginning early tomorrow morning.

Next Two Days.

The first three days of the work week will be dry, but widespread rain returns early Thursday morning. An area of low pressure moving out of the Gulf of Mexico will set the stage for heavy rain to fall across Middle Georgia. The first batch of heavy rain will move in tomorrow morning just in time for the morning commute. Make sure to allow yourself plenty of time to get to wherever you are heading because ponding on roadways is possible due to heavy rain falling on already saturated soil. This year we have already received 46.52″ of rain at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport and I expect us to add another inch or two to that total when all of the rain has passed through on Friday.

 

Extended.

After two soggy days we will dry out just in time for the weekend. Travel across the Southeast ahead of the Christmas holiday should be perfect as light rain makes a brief return on Monday. As for Christmas Day, right now it looks like a great day as temperatures will be in the 60’s with plenty of sunshine.

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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.