Big cool down on the way

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A cold front is quickly moving its way towards Middle Georgia this evening, behind heavy rain and storms.

Despite the fact that there was only one severe thunderstorm warning we actually had some considerable damage in areas of Houston, Dodge, and mainly Laurens County.

Much cooler air will be filtering into Middle Georgia overnight dropping our temperatures to the 40’s by tomorrow morning.

Highs tomorrow will be limited to the 50’s with winds gusting up 30 mph especially during the morning, so be sure to bundle up as you are heading out.

As we head into the end of the week and weekend our lows will be dropping to the low 30’s with a few spots dropping into the upper 20’s.

A Freeze Watch has been issued for Monroe and Jones counties for Friday morning.

Be sure to protect any sensitive plants for the next couple of mornings.

High pressure will be keeping us clear and sunny through the weekend.

With the sunshine and the area of high pressure shifting a bit, we will finally start to warm up by Saturday and Sunday.

Easter Sunday should be really nice, and a nice way to usher us into a warm trend for 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.