Humidity will climb throughout the week
MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Wind direction shifting back to the south will allow more moisture to fill in around Georgia.
Today will be the nicest day of the week given the overall conditions. Cloud cover will be at a minimum throughout the daylight hours as temperatures rise into the mid to upper 70s. Wind will blow in from the southeast at about 6 mph, but given that the shift to the south has just occurred it will not feel humid. Once the sun sets tonight, however, cloud cover will begin to fill in quickly. Blanket conditions are not anticipated, however clusters of mid and high level clouds are likely. Temperatures will fall into the upper 40s and lower 50s as humidity increases with wind from the south-southeast. Patchy fog is likely all around Middle Georgia during the early morning hours of Wednesday.
Wednesday will see the gradual rise in temperatures continue around Middle Georgia. Wind will blow out of the south at about 5 mph, continuing to transport gulf moisture into the Peach State. Scattered cloud cover during the afternoon is expected with some sporadic high level clouds that will hang around through the daylight hours. High temperatures will still climb into the upper 70s and lower 80s across the region. Cloud cover will persist and thicken overnight, limiting the view of October 2021’s full Hunters’ moon. Temperatures overnight will be a good bit warmer than Tuesday night, only falling into the upper 50s and lower 60s. An isolated shower or two will also be possible in the overnight hours heading into Thursday.
Thursday and Friday
Heading into Thursday morning the wind will shift once again, this time out of the southwest behind a warm front. Humidity will increase more Thursday with the passing of the warm front, and the chance for rain will also be the highest for this week. As of now it is not guaranteed that everywhere in Middle GA will see rain on Thursday; the showers are going to be scattered here and there. Temperatures will be at the warmest for this week as well, topping off in the lower 80s across the board. Despite this the cloud cover for the day will be the most we see throughout this week, and it will persist through the overnight hours. Wind will shift more to the west overnight ahead of a cold front passing through early Friday morning. Temperatures will only fall into the lower 60s around Middle GA.
The cold front mentioned above will move through Friday morning after sunrise, bringing isolated showers and thunderstorms with it as it passes. Wind from the northwest at about 5 mph will drop temperatures back into the mid 70s across the region with cloud cover clearing through the lunchtime hours. Overnight conditions are not expected to be as cold as the wind returns to the southeast by Saturday morning.
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