Temperatures will fall by 20 degrees due to cold front
MACON, Ga. -- It has been unseasonably warm to start of December. Starting today we will see the effects of the first of two cold fronts that will cool us off over the next couple days.
Middle Georgia received some much needed rain late last night from an incoming cold front. Temperatures are still relatively warm this morning. This afternoon we will not see our temperatures rise very much at all. We will actually only see temperatures reaching the mid 50's later today.
These colder temperatures are projected to be the norm. The average high temperature through next Monday is 52 degrees and that is just the afternoon hours. Our overnight lows fall below the freezing point on a consistent basis starting off tomorrow night. Make sure to cover plants, pool pump and any other items outside that are prone to damage due to freezing conditions.
Isolated to scattered rain is also possible today and tomorrow before more widespread showers head our way Friday.
With temperatures below the freezing point overnight Friday paired with isolated rain chances we can't rule out the possibility of a rain/snow mix early Saturday for the mid-state. If you plan to drive north early Saturday, snow is also possible around the Atlanta metro. Any wintry precipitation that may fall will not stick. Also, if we do receive, any rain/snow mix in Middle Georgia it will not be very heavy.
After the two cold fronts pass us by we will not see our temperatures rise very much. Cold fronts will become more numerous this month and we may have even seen our last day in the 70's for 2017.
We will continue to track these cold fronts and keep you up to date with the latest on the cool temperatures and rain chances.