Light rain today before heavy rain returns tomorrow

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – This afternoon we are going to be dealing with on-and-off again light drizzle, but heavier rain returns to Middle Georgia tomorrow with an approaching cold front.

TODAY.

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An area of high pressure centered in the northeast United States yesterday put Middle Georgia in a weather commonly referred to as the “wedge.” The result of this weather pattern was temperatures that did not make it out of the 40’s and a dreary Sunday afternoon. As the wedge breaks down this afternoon, we will begin to see breaks in the clouds and a reduction in the coverage of drizzle throughout our area. Temperatures will be on the rise as well as we will be much warmer than we were yesterday. A warm front to our south will lift to the north this afternoon and that will signify a change in wind direction as well. The southerly to southeasterly wind flow into Middle Georgia will lead to warmer overnight temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50’s.

TOMORROW.

A cold front moving out of the central plains will move through Middle Georgia tomorrow afternoon and evening. Along the leading edge of this line we could see wind gusts to 30 mph, but there is no severe weather in the forecast at this time. The main thing we will be dealing with tomorrow is the heavy rain that will fall with this system.

REST OF WEEK.

Behind the frontal passage we will see an area of high pressure build in from the west that will keep us dry on Wednesday and Thursday. The dry weather is short lived as another cold front makes its way through Middle Georgia on Friday. Once again, no severe weather is forecast at this moment, but heavy rain and a few rumbles of thunder are most likely.

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