Storms and heavy rain likely for Friday

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A few storms and off and on rain showers hung around Middle Georgia for much of the day, but this evening many of us got a little break. This break will be short lived as more rain is on the way early Friday morning.

We will once again feel the impacts of interaction between gulf moisture and a cut off upper low. This means once again we will be dealing with waves of showers and storms, as well as the potential for pockets of very heavy rain.

This upper level low will very slowly move to the east. The slow movement means even more heavy rain for the southeast and the potential for storms.

We can’t rule out severe storms, but widespread severe weather is not likely. A cold front will push the system out by the middle of next, bringing some drying.

Models bring the rain totals through the middle of next week to 2-5″. We could still see some changes in the forecast, but expect a pretty decent amount of rain over the weekend.

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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.