Saturday rain leads to chilly, breezy Sunday

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After a mostly dry and mild week temperature-wise, we will see some big changes in the forecast.

A cold front currently approaching the area will move through during the afternoon on Saturday. Expect some pockets of heavy rain as well as gusty winds when this pushes through.

Temperatures on Saturday will be in the low 70’s before the front, with a big drop to the 40’s after the front.

If you are headed to Athens for the game, be sure to pack a poncho,because it is likely that we will see periods of rain through the game.

While we are not going to see rain all day, we should get a pretty quick hit of heavy rain. Most of the heavy rain will be staying to our north, but we could see a few spots of 1″ rain totals in Middle Georgia.

Looking ahead to Thanksgiving week we will see a cool start to the week, behind the cold front. Highs drop back to the 60’s and lows fall to the 30’s and 40’s.

Right now it looks like our best rain chance next week will move out just in time for turkey day!

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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.