Heavy rain and storms this afternoon

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – This afternoon a cold front is going to move through Middle Georgia. With it we will see heavy rain as well as the chance for a few thunderstorms.

TODAY.

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After dealing with mist, drizzle, a mostly cloudy sky, and cooler temperatures yesterday, today we will be dealing with increasing temperatures as well as increasing storm chances. A cold front moving across the southeast this morning will bring heavy rain and a few storms to Middle Georgia this afternoon. As of this morning (6 am on 02/12), severe weather is not in the forecast, but we will continue to monitor this system as it evolves over the next few hours. The main threat this afternoon will be gusty winds up to 30 mph along the leading edge of the system that will move through. Rain amounts are expected to be between a quarter and half inch for much of Middle Georgia. Temperatures this afternoon will rise into the 70’s before falling into the mid-30’s overnight.

TOMORROW.

Behind the front we are going to see an area of high pressure begin to build in from the west. This system will keep us dry for a couple of days. Behind the cold front passage that takes place today we will see a shift in wind direction. The southerly wind today will come in from the northwest tomorrow. That change in wind direction will bring in drier and cooler air to Middle Georgia. Temperatures tomorrow afternoon will run near normal (61°).

REST OF WEEK.

We stay dry for Thursday before rain returns on Friday. Waves and waves of rain are going to continue to move through Middle Georgia as we head throughout the weekend and into the early portion of next week.

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