4 months ago
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Harvey threatens Texas, but a nice weekend is in store for Middle GA

Good evening! We saw a cool down and plenty of sun across Middle Georgia today and more is on the way as we head into the weekend.  As great as our weather is here all eyes are on Hurricane Harvey as it rapidly intensifies in the Gulf.  Right now, Harvey is expected to strengthen and […]
4 months ago
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Solar Eclipse Safety: Do’s and Don’ts for Today’s Viewing

MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – Today’s the big day! A total solar eclipse will occur this afternoon, and it’ll be visible across the United States. Information regarding the astronomical event has been flooding social sites on the web for weeks. With the event beginning in just a few hours, here is a list of do’s and […]
4 months ago
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Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse

MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – The Great American Solar Eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21. If you find yourself wondering what an eclipse even is, why it’s such a big deal or how you can view it – no worries. The 41First Alert Storm Team is here to break it down for you. Right now, […]
4 months ago
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Eyes to the sky, Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend

MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – The total solar eclipse later this month isn’t the only spectacle in the sky. In fact, the Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Perseid meteors are extremely small pieces of the Swift-Tuttle comet that also orbits the sun. The meteors show up in August when the Earth moves through a path […]
4 months ago
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NOAA Forecasters Predict ‘Extremely Active’ 2017 Hurricane Season

MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its August update for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters are now predicting a higher chance for an above average season and note the potential for an ‘extremely active season’ which may ‘be the most active since 2010.’ Forecasters are now predicting […]
4 months ago
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NWS Confirms EF-1 Tornado in Bibb County Friday

MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has confirmed a tornado in Bibb County Friday. National Weather Service Survey Summary: Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 105 mph Estimated Path: 1.9 miles Estimated Width: 200 yards “A rare mid-summer tornado touched down south of Macon and just east of interstate 75 during […]
4 months ago
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Cooler, Wetter Weather Ahead

MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – It’s a new week, and we now have a new tropical system in the Caribbean Sea. Tropical Storm Franklin is moving towards the Yucatan Peninsula at 13 mph. The wind speeds are currently sustained at 50 mph. Franklin will likely weaken as it travels over land and strengthen again over the […]
4 months ago
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Enjoy the sun while it is here…

For most of us the last few days have felt great in Middle Georgia with lower humidity and plentiful sunshine, but changes are on the way later this week.  Wednesday will definitely be the warmest day of the week with highs reaching the 90’s but the humidity returns overnight and our storm chances increase beginning […]
5 months ago
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Tropical Storm Emily forms off the coast of Florida

MACON, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – What was a broad area of low pressure off the west coast of Florida earlier this morning has now been upgraded to tropical storm status. Tropical Storm Emily is located just west of Tampa, FL. As of 9 a.m Monday morning, wind speeds were sustained at 45 mph and the system […]
6 months ago
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Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Storm Bret & Potential in the Gulf of Mexico

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Yesterday, an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft flew into the Atlantic Ocean to analyze the tropical low near Venezuela. It was determined that the storm system had a closed circulation with 40 mph winds, and therefore it was upgraded to tropical storm status and given the name Bret. ‪Tropical Storm […]