Hot weekend temperatures, early tropical disturbance

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — 90s? Yup, they’re coming. After seasonable warmth this week, temperatures start their rise today. High today of 87 with upper 80s continuing Friday. Don’t be surprised if you see some 90s sprinkled throughout our area this weekend, including Mother’s Day. No rain is expected through Sunday, so don’t expect any cooldown from these warmer than average temperatures until a cold front rolls through the area in the middle of next week.

In the meantime, we’ve been watching a low pressure system off the Atlantic coast that is close to becoming a tropical depression (35mph winds and tropical characteristics). If it becomes a tropical storm, it’ll be named Ana. There’s a chance it could become a subtropical storm, but the distinction there won’t mean much to you. Just note that this is early for a tropical system to form. 

However, an early storm doesn’t necessarily mean an active season. In fact, experts have predicted a below average hurricane season. Of course, the other side of that is a hurricane can hit during a quiet or active season, but the fact is there’s a higher chance of a landfall when you have a 2004/2005 type of season. We’ll always monitor the tropics for you, but this system is not one about which you have to worry. Its track takes it to the north with the main concerns being heavy rain along the Carolina coast.

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