Heavy rain on the way to Middle Georgia

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – An area of low pressure in the western Gulf of Mexico will aid in shower and thunderstorm development as we head into the weekend.

TODAY.

Due to a mostly cloudy sky, temperatures this afternoon will top out in the middle to upper 80’s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are back in the forecast this afternoon as well as heavier rain gets ready to work its way into Middle Georgia within the next few days. We will keep a few isolated showers around this evening as temperatures will fall into the upper 60’s and lower 70’s under a mostly cloudy sky.

TOMORROW AND BEYOND.

Rain coverage will increase as we head into the weekend, and that begins tomorrow afternoon. Temperatures over the next several days will be below average with afternoon high temperatures running in the middle 80’s. Rain and added cloud cover will be the reason the temperatures are running much cooler than we were in the past couple of weeks. As for rainfall, it is going to be a wet weekend and beginning to next week. By the end of the weekend, one to three inches of rain is likely to fall across our region. This pattern will begin to ease up as we head into the later portion of next work week.

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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.