Tropical humidity and thunderstorms move in for the week

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Today was the first day in a long time when much of Middle Georgia saw some rain and storms. More rain and storms are on the way through the end of the week. We will also be watching closely for potential flooding by next week.

An area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico continues to cause trouble across the southeast. Today our humidity increased ahead of this system and as such we started to see scattered storms.

An area of high pressure to the south will block the tropical low, forcing it into the southeast. There is also an upper level low that will continue to guide the tropical moisture through the southeast as well. This means more increased humidity through the weekend.

The tropical low pressure will also bring some much needed rain to the area. Rain totals anywhere from 2-5″ are possible through the weekend and into next week. We should finally start to clear out by the middle of next week.

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Cecilia Reeves joined the 41 First Alert Storm Team as Chief Meteorologist in August of 2016.  She grew up just north of Macon, in McDonough, GA but attended the University of Alabama and received an undergraduate degree in Telecommunications and Film with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism.  Upon graduation in Tuscaloosa, she traveled up to road to Starkville, MS where she received a Masters of Science in Broadcast Meteorology.  In her career she has worked on the West Coast, in the Midwest, and now back home in the Southeast.  When she is not forecasting she enjoys training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, cheering on her teams (Alabama Crimson Tide, Atlanta Falcons, and the Kansas City Royals), and playing with her dogs: Dora and Winston.