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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Our string of consecutive work days without rain comes to an end today as isolated showers return.
The good news is that the rain held off for the holidays, but the bad news is that the rain is going to make up for lost time over the next several days. This afternoon temperatures will top out in the mid 60’s. There is a 40% chance of seeing an isolated all throughout the day today ahead of heavy rain tomorrow. Overnight temperatures will not cool off much at all with the added cloud cover.
***With the forecasted heavy rain tomorrow, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for some counties in our viewing area. This watch goes into effect tonight at 7pm and runs through Saturday morning at 7am.***
The heaviest rain of my seven day forecast moves in around lunchtime tomorrow. A cold front that is associated with an area of low pressure that will be moving into the Great Lakes region will bring heavy rainfall and even the potential for storms to Middle Georgia. Gusty winds along the leading edge of this front is the biggest threat at this time. Temperatures will be on the warm side as they will warm into the low 70’s in the afternoon before cooling into the upper 50’s by the end of the night.
The rain is going nowhere anytime soon as there is a chance of rain in every single day of my seven day forecast. We are going to end 2018 with rain and ring in the new year with rain as well. Model rainfall totals suggest that areas all across Middle Georgia could see two to four inches of rain through the end of next week. Isolated areas could see even more. With an already saturated soil this could cause issues with flooding over the next week. The flooding threat is something we will continue to monitor over the next several days.
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