Heat + Increased Humidity = Summer-like Storms
MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Happy Tuesday, middle Georgia. Today started off warm and humid, with temperatures in the mid-upper 60’s. By lunch time, you’ll be wishing it were 60-something, because we will be well on our way to 90! Around noon, temperatures will be in the upper 80’s. It won’t stop there, though. This afternoon we will hit a high of 93 degrees.
Affecting our weather today are two low pressure systems. The low off the coast of the Carolinas is actually the remnants of what used to be tropical depression Bonnie. There is also another low pressure system to our southwest, along the Georgia/Florida border. Throughout the day, the low to our south will scoot northward near the Georgia/Alabama border. As this occurs, the dueling lows will squeeze moisture out of the air, allowing for some isolated afternoon thunderstorms to form.
This set up will continue for a couple of days. With diurnal heating (daytime heating from the sun) and more humidity in play, the atmosphere will be able to destabilize quicker, resulting in some storms most frequently in the afternoon hours.
Looking towards the weekend, another system will be making its way to middle Georgia. A cold front will bring better chances for rain and relief from this heat. Looking at the 7-day forecast, that front will be approaching late this weekend and early into next week. For now – try to keep cool and beat the summer-like heat!