The new work week will get off to an unsettled start. A weak area of low pressure currently over south Georgia will keep our rain and storm chances elevated through at least Tuesday.

For Monday expect just a few passing showers to the south of Macon through the morning hours. For the afternoon and evening a more widespread coverage of rain and storms is expected, especially for the late afternoon and evening.

For the most part we're talking general summer storms, but a storm or two could be strong with torrential rain, gusty winds, and lightning. Afternoon highs on Monday will be around 90.

With help from the weak low pressure system nearby, scattered storms could continue even into the late evening and overnight. Tuesday morning will likely be similar to Monday morning, with a few isolated showers possible. 

Tuesday afternoon will bring another round of scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms. With more clouds highs for some could stay in the 80s.

5 PM Tuesday FutureView
5 PM Tuesday FutureView

By mid-week the rain chances diminish a bit, but still scattered pop up storms are fair game for Wednesday and Thursday.

5 Day Rain Chances
5 Day Rain Chances

Storm chances will be on the increase again for next weekend with an approaching cold front. It's still too soon to know if this one will be able to bring any substantially cooler temperatures, but it will at least bring us a widespread coverage of storms Friday through Sunday.

7-Day Forecast:.

Monday...  Mostly cloudy. Chance for showers and storms. Highs in the low 90s.

Monday Night... Partly cloudy. Showers/storms possible.  Lows in the mid 70s.

Tuesday...  Partly cloudy. Chance for showers and storms. Highs near 90.

Tuesday Night... Partly cloudy. Showers/storms possible.  Lows in the low to mid 70s.

Wednesday...  Partly cloudy. Chance for showers and storms. Highs in the low 90s.

Wednesday Night... Partly cloudy. Showers/storms possible.  Lows in the low  70s.

Thursday...  Partly cloudy. Chance for showers and storms. Highs near 90.

Thursday Night... Partly cloudy. Showers/storms possible.  Lows in the low 70s.

Friday...  Partly cloudy. Chance for showers and storms. Highs near 90.

Friday Night... Partly cloudy. Showers/storms possible.  Lows in the low 70s.

Saturday...  Partly cloudy. Chance for showers and storms. Highs near 90.

Saturday Night... Partly cloudy. Showers/storms possible.  Lows in the low 70s.

Sunday...  Partly cloudy. Chance for showers and storms. Highs in the low 90s.

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