Good Wednesday morning, Middle Georgia!
Another day of seasonal highs and oppressive humidity is on tap for us, as the mercury makes it's way into the low 90s. Despite this, heat index values this afternoon will range from 98°-100°.
The area of low pressure over the Georgia/Florida border will continue to move closer to us today, then it'll stall out and fall apart. This will open up a weak trough that will remain over the 41NBC Forecast Region on Thursday, continuing our chances for much-needed rain.
Atlantic moisture will continue to stream into the region, and taking into account the amount of shower and storm activity we saw on Tuesday, the song will remain the same today.
Showers and thunderstorms will be likely this afternoon, mainly after 2:00 PM. Our in-house computer model does indicate that we could see a few isolated showers before that so do have the umbrella on stand-by.
With CAPE values (CAPE stands for: convective available potential energy. It's the measure of how much energy we have in order to produce strong storms!) between 1800 and 2800, isolated strong to severe storms are possible. The main threats with these storms would be damaging wind gusts, large hail, frequent lightning, and very heavy rainfall.
Ponding of water on roadways and rises of small creeks and streams can be expected where these locally heavy downpours may occur.
Rain chances remain in the forecast overnight, but as we lose the heating of the day, those will decrease. Expect the best chance for rain from 2:00 PM to midnight.
Tomorrow will essentially be a repeat of today, so you may want to hold off on washing your car!
For your full 7-Day Forecast, be sure to join us on air tonight at 6, 10, and 11!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
- Meteorologist Samantha Smith