Good Thursday morning, central Georgia! We are on the back side of a cold front this morning, and you'll definitely feel the chill as you head out the door. We won't stay cool all day long. Afternoon high temperatures will climb into the low 70s under mostly sunny skies. It will be that beautiful fall day that we've been waiting for!

Changes are on the horizon as we look ahead toward the weekend. Down in the Gulf of Mexico, a tropical wave is becoming better organized. The National Hurricane Center is now giving this area of showers and thunderstorms a 70% chance of developing within the next two days. 


Regardless if it becomes a tropical system or not, this wave of low pressure will increase rain chances this weekend. 

There is still a good bit to figure out with the timing and amounts, but here is the thinking so far. Clouds will thicken up tonight and Friday. Starting Saturday morning rain chances will increase and may last all day long. The risk for thunderstorms is low right now, but could change depending on the track. Winds will be gusty in the 15-25MPH range. The rain and breeze die down as we move into Sunday. 

The uncertainties with this system are the timing and track. Models have started to come together indicating that Saturday morning through Saturday night will be our main window for rain and wind gusts, but this could shift a little in either direction. If the track shifts northwest, we will see more rain. If the track shifts southeast, we will be drier. 

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7-Day Forecast:

Thursday... Mostly sunny. Highs around 70.

Thursday Night... Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

Friday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the low to mid 70s.

Friday Night... Partly cloudy. Lows around 50.

Saturday... Partly cloudy with rain possible. Highs in the mid 70s.

Saturday Night... Partly cloudy. Rain possible. Lows around 60.

Sunday... Partly sunny. Rain possible. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

Sunday Night... Partly cloudy. Rain possible. Lows in the mid 60s.

Monday... Partly sunny. Few showers possible.. Highs around 80.

Monday Night... Partly cloudy. Lows around 60.

Tuesday... Mostly cloudy with rain possible. Highs in the mid 70s.

Tuesday Night... Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Wednesday... Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 70s.

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