More storms on the way this afternoon

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Afternoon showers and thunderstorms return to Middle Georgia this afternoon with the opportunity for some of the storms to be on the strong to potentially severe side.

TODAY.

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A weak frontal boundary will move through the region during the afternoon and evening hours today, and with that we will see an increased chance for a strong to potentially severe storm. The main storm threats this afternoon will be damaging wind gusts of 40 to 60 miles per hour, heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, and small hail. Other than the storms, temperatures this afternoon will top out in the middle 90’s with heat indices reaching the triple digits. After sunset this evening we will see shower and thunderstorm activity diminish across our area and will be left behind with a partly cloudy sky. Temperatures overnight will be in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s.

TOMORROW.

It looks to be a much calmer afternoon tomorrow with only an isolated shower and storm in the forecast.Temperatures will top out in the middle 90’s under a mostly sunny sky before falling to near 70° overnight.

EXTENDED FORECAST.

Our unsettled weather pattern will pick things back up as we get into Thursday with showers and storms back in the forecast through the weekend where better coverage is expected across the area. Temperatures will be returning to the lower 90’s with the addition of cloud cover.

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