Rainy trend to continue into the new week
MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT)-Widespread rain chances will stick around Middle Georgia for a few more days.
You’ll want to grab that raincoat or umbrella out the door once again. A light to moderate rainfall is expected to stick around through the early part of Monday for much of Middle Georgia. Cloudy skies will also continue to stick around, similar to the past several days. Temperatures as a result will continue to remain below average for this time of year, with highs for today topping off in the mid to upper 70s for most of Middle GA. A few locations may see a high crack 80 degrees, and those locations will also likely see the least amount of rain. The stratiform rainfall will give way to scattered thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. A few of these storms will have heavy localized rainfall and potentially cause minor flash flooding. Overnight most of the rain will stop, however a few stray showers will stick around until tomorrow morning. Low temperatures will be in the lower 70s around the region.
Tuesday will be a nicer day than today, however our current weather pattern will remain in place. Mostly cloudy skies will dominate the day, though unlike Monday a few pockets of sunshine are expected to develop. In turn high temperatures will be warmer for Tuesday afternoon, topping off in mid 80s for most of Middle Georgia. A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible during the afternoon hours, but unlike today a few locations should remain dry. Cloud cover will fill back in as a blanket overnight ahead of a cold front that will pass through on Wednesday. Low temperatures will hang in the upper 60s and lower 70s heading into Wednesday morning.
Wednesday and Beyond
Wednesday is the official first day of fall for 2021. It will also have equal daylight and nightfall. Temperatures for the first day of fall are not going to necessarily be fall-like, but those conditions are not far behind. A cold front coming in from the northwest will push through the Peach State on Wednesday, bringing afternoon and evening thunderstorms. At this time, severe weather is not expected with these storms, but there is a chance for them to be stronger than what has been experienced lately. The cold front will bring a few other things to the Peach State, as well, however.
The main one? A taste of fall. Temperatures Wednesday afternoon will be in the low to mid 80s around Middle GA. Low temperatures that night will be dropping into the low to mid 50s as the clouds and moisture clear out. High temperatures on Thursday will likely be in the mid 70s for most of the region as clear skies and sunshine hang around overhead. High pressure behind the cold front should keep conditions pleasant at least into the weekend.
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