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Sunny and warmer again Monday. Heat gradually returns this week

A stagnant weather pattern is setting up. We're looking quite dry and warm this week. 90s are a safe bet by next weekend.

Good Saturday evening, central Georgia! Today was the 5th day in a row that temperatures managed to stay below average. That is a trend that will come to a halt this week. Upper level "ridging" is setting up. Basically, we'll have this big dome of high pressure camped out over us for the next week or so. Sinking air under the ridge will squash our rain chances, and temperatures will be getting hot. 

Tonight, we still have a pleasant forecast. Clear skies are in the forecast once again, and temperatures will still cool nicely. I expect us to wake up to low and mid 50s tomorrow morning. These temperatures will be warmer than the 40s we had this morning, but still cooler than average. 

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On Monday, the warming trend continues. Morning lows in the 50s will give way to an afternoon of mid 80s with lots of sunshine. We'll see upper 80s by Thursday of this week. I think Friday is the first day that we'll hit 90. Past Friday, some models have us very hot. We'll see how it plays out. 

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The other part of this week's pattern is the impressive lack of rainfall. There is hardly any chance for rain in the 7 day forecast. I've left in a 10% chance of a shower on Tuesday, but that is about it. Rainfall totals over the next week will amount to a trace at best on average. The heat combined with this lack of rainfall will result in things getting crispy pretty quickly.

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