Tropical system could impact Middle Georgia by the weekend

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Well, now that our first round of active weather has passed Middle Georgia it is time to look ahead to the weekend.

An area of low pressure just off the coast of Mexico, in the Bay of Campeche, is expected to see gradual development over the next few days. This means we could see a tropical cyclone form over the northern Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week.

At this point, it doesn’t really matter much if this actually becomes a named system. The main impacts will likely be felt Saturday morning through Sunday. Heavy rain will be the main threat, but gusty winds can’t be ruled out.

Although this is still relatively far out, generally, this could be a significant system as far as rain is concerned. Much of the area is still in extreme or severe drought, so the addition of 2″+ of rain over the weekend will help with our rainfall deficit.

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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.