Breezy and dry day ahead as Dorian nears Georgia coast

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Hurricane Dorian finally moved out of the Bahamas yesterday and is moving closer to the Georgia coastline. Impacts will be minimal in Middle Georgia, but coastal regions will still be impacted.

TODAY.

Under a sunny sky we are once again going to see temperatures climbing back up into the middle 90’s across the area. While Dorian is off the coast, we will stay dry in Middle Georgia as rain is not in the forecast for this afternoon. Wind speeds will gradually be picking up throughout the day as well. I expect wind gusts to top out around 30 miles per hour in some of our areas. Tonight, temperatures will fall into the upper 60’s and lower 70’s under a mostly clear sky.

HURRICANE DORIAN.

After devastating the Bahamas consistently for over 48 hours, Hurricane Dorian is finally makings its trek north. Heavy rain and storm surge are the biggest concerns along the coastal regions of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolina’s. Dorian is forecast to move away from land by the end of the week.

TOMORROW.

More sunshine is on the way for your Thursday afternoon as temperatures will top out in the middle 90’s during the afternoon before falling into the lower 70’s overnight. Wind gusts will top out around 15-20 miles per hour tomorrow.

EXTENDED FORECAST.

We stay hot and dry throughout the forecast as rain chances are slim to none through the weekend. Isolated showers will work their way back into the region by next Monday.

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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.