A weather system approaching Middle Georgia will bring rain and wind overnight, then a blast of cold air tomorrow and into Monday.
A cold front is currently bringing wind and rain to the Midwest. The tail end of this front will cross Georgia overnight. While there doesn't look to be enough atmospheric instability to sustain severe storms, we could still see some stronger, non-severe winds. Gusts of 25-30 miles per hour are possible, which could cause very minor damage to tree limbs and difficult driving conditions.
Expect light to moderate rain, with rainfall totals ranging from a trace to a half of an inch at most.
Skies will quickly clear out, and most of Middle Georgia will be sunny by Sunday morning!
Cold air streaming into the region behind the front will prevent most from warming past the upper 50's on Sunday afternoon. The cooling trend will continue into the evening, and overnight lows are expected to drop below the freezing mark in Macon and points north. A Freeze Watch is in effect from 10 PM Sunday through 9 AM on Monday for several Middle Georgia counties, including Bibb, Peach, Crawford, Monroe, Upson, Lamar, Butts, Jasper, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson, Baldwin, Hancock, and Washington.
These temperatures will cause damage to some crops & plants, and has the potential to harm sensitive groups (children, the elderly, etc.) and pets. Be sure to take steps to protect yourself from these cold temperatures.
For the rest of Monday, expect sunny skies highs just above the 60 degree mark.
On Tuesday, more clouds build in the area ahead of a potential coastal storm. From this point onward, there is a fair degree of uncertainty in the forecast, as models go back and forth over the intensity and track of that potential storm. Right now, we've opted to put rain chances in the Thanksgiving/end of week forecast, but the timing and intensity is still coming into focus. If you are southeast of the Macon/Warner Robins area, rain chances look higher. If you are closer to the Alabama Line or the Atlanta Metro, rain chances look lower. We'll keep you posted as we receive new data and get closer to the holiday.
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