Tropical disturbance likely to form by end of week

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – An area of low pressure will move from north Georgia into the Gulf of Mexico in the coming days giving us the chance for our first named storm during hurricane season.

TODAY.

An upper level low pressure system will begin to sink south across our region allowing for afternoon showers and thunderstorms to form again this afternoon. Storms will be scattered in nature as rain chances are running at 40%. Temperatures this afternoon will top out in the middle 90’s under a partly sunny sky before falling into the lower and middle 70’s overnight tonight under a partly cloudy sky.

TOMORROW.

More of the same is on the way as we head into Tuesday and the low pressure system makes it into the Gulf. With added cloud cover temperatures will be in the lower 90’s, but when you factor in the humidity heat indices will feel more like the triple digits.

EXTENDED FORECAST.

Rain chances during the afternoon hours will hang around as we head through the work week and into the weekend. With a very saturated atmosphere, localized heavy rainfall in near-stationary storms is likely.

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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.