Scattered storms and heat remain in the forecast for Thursday

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It was another hot day across Middle Georgia with highs in the upper 90’s and high humidity. Not only that, but we are once again seeing pop up showers and storms this evening.

Tomorrow will bring more of the same, with perhaps more widespread storm activity. Feels like temps will once again make it into the mid and upper 90’s by the afternoon with storms helping to cool things down a bit as they pop up.

Through the week we have been tracking an area of low pressure that originated in the Gulf of Mexico. That low has now moved to the Atlantic and is poised to become the next tropical cyclone.

The National Hurricane Center gives this area of low pressure an 80% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone as of 8pm. Regardless of whether this storm gets a name, it is likely to bring heavy rain to the east coast.

That tropical low will continue to influence our weather through the next few days as it continues to draw in tropical moisture. This will continue our pattern of scattered storms and high humidity.

Looking ahead to the weekend, we will be cranking the heat up to the mid 90’s, but heat indices will soar into the 100’s. Scattered storms will make an appearance in the forecast through much of next week.

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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.