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THURSDAY MORNING UPDATE: Severe weather possible tomorrow afternoon

Severe storms could develop on Friday across Middle Georgia

MACON, Ga. -- An incoming cold front could bring severe weather to Middle Georgia tomorrow afternoon.

This cold front will move through the mid state from the early afternoon until the early evening. Our best chance to see severe weather will be during the mid afternoon just before the cold front itself passes. After the front moves through some lingering showers will impact your commute home.

This front has a small chance of producing severe weather. Our main threats include strong winds, heavy rain and isolated tornadoes. As of this morning the instability isn't there for tornado development, but they cannot be ruled out. There is a small window where these tornadoes will be possible and that will be along the frontal boundary where there is a sharp wind shift.

The strong winds are expected to persist well after the front leaves Georgia. Both overnight Friday and Saturday we will see wind gusts around 20-30 mph. Consistent wind speeds will be around 15 mph.

Rainfall totals will range between 1/4-1/2 of an inch. Isolated areas that see thunderstorms move through could see this much in an hour. If you do see one of these thunderstorms rainfall totals could be as high as one inch for the entire day.

Starting Saturday we will see our temperatures take a nose dive. Highs will drop into the mid to upper 40's. Overnight lows will fall into the mid 20's. We will also see a significant wind chill due to the strong west/northwest wind.

Stay with us on-air, online and on social media for the latest on this front.

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