Periods of scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected through much of the weekend from portions of the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi valley to the Southeast, as a series of upper-level disturbances move overhead. One round of showers and thunderstorms is expected by this evening along much of the Gulf Coast, spreading across portions of the Southeast overnight into Saturday morning. On Saturday, a warm front will develop across the region, which will once again focus numerous showers and thunderstorms through the day and into the overnight hours. A low pressure system forecast to take shape across the southern plains on Saturday will move east into the lower Mississippi valley by Sunday morning. This system will bring yet another day of widespread showers and thunderstorms from the lower Mississippi valley and Gulf Coast to the Southeast. Severe thunderstorms are possible through the weekend in association with each of these rounds of showers and storms.
Locally, The threat of severe weather remains in our weekend forecast. Both days feature a risk of severe storms for all of middle Georgia. Any storm could produce damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail and torrential rain. We expect at least one round of storms Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a threat of 2 rounds of storms Sunday - one before sunrise and another in the afternoon and evening. We expect some rain to linger into Monday before drying out Monday evening. All of middle Georgia is expected to see at least 1 inch of rain. The Macon area should see around 2 inches of rain. Some areas north of Macon could see 3 inches or more of rain.