MACON, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) – A warm start to the week in Middle Georgia will be followed by strong fall weather.
Our Monday around Middle Georgia will be the warmest day of the week. It will be the cloudiest. The cloud cover that most of the region woke up to will clear steadily throughout the day. A cold front will pass through the region this afternoon, and although the chances of rain are low, it will bring a lot of wind and low temperatures. If we do see rain in middle Georgia today, it will only be an isolated thunderstorm or two. The highest probability for storm activity is in the southeastern counties.
As for today’s winds, they will be out of the west at 8-15 mph. Gusts could occasionally reach over 20 mph across the region. As the cold front passes, those winds will begin to shift further north. The sky will also clear much more during the last half of the day. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s in middle Georgia this afternoon.
Tonight we can expect clear and cool weather. Winds will be out of the northwest at 7-12 mph, and gusts could still reach 20 mph. Those winds will bring plenty of chill Tuesday morning, with overnight lows in the low 40s. Expect a chill in the 30s and lower 40s tomorrow morning.
Tuesday will be the coldest afternoon of the week in middle Georgia. We won’t see much cloud (if any) at all, but there will still be plenty of wind. North-northwest winds will blow into the region at 8-14 mph, with gusts again most likely in excess of 20 mph. Highs will only climb into the upper 50s and lower 60s, however afternoon wind chills will average in the mid to upper 50s.
It will be cold in the region tomorrow evening. A north-northwest wind will be blowing, but the speed will drop to 5-11 mph with gusts as high as 15 mph. Skies will remain clear as temperatures drop into the mid-30s across the region ahead of Wednesday morning.
We will maintain a stable air mass over the southeastern US as high pressure moves into the area behind the cold front. There won’t be as much wind for the rest of the week, and temperatures will begin to recover, likely reaching the 70s again by Friday. Nights will be cold throughout the week, with Wednesday being the coldest night. Some places in middle Georgia may be flirting with freezing Thursday morning. Warmer lows will return over the weekend as moisture returns a bit.
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