Strong storms possible as storm system moves through

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MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT)- A few strong to potentially severe storms will be possible today as a storm system moves across the state.


Isolated morning showers will become more widespread throughout the day. Thunderstorms today will pose the threat for gusty winds, heavy rain, and an isolated tornado. As of 5 am, the Storm Prediction Center has placed parts of Middle Georgia in a Slight (level 2/5) risk area for severe storms.

Our eyes will be fixated on the northward progression of the warm front. The further north the front moves the greater the potential for severe weather. We will keep an eye on it.

Temperatures will vary across the region. In our northern counties we will stay in the 50’s for much of the day, but if the warm front surges far enough north we could see temperatures in the upper 60’s for our southern counties.

A Flash Flood Watch is in place through Friday morning. An additional 1-2″ of rain is possible through midday Friday.

Follow Meteorologist Dalton Mullinax on Facebook (Dalton Mullinax 41NBC) and Twitter (@MullinaxWX) for weather updates throughout the day. You can also watch his forecasts Monday through Friday on 41NBC News at Daybreak (6-7 a.m.) and 41Today (11 a.m).

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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.