Stormy Setup Next Week
A couple nearly stationary thunderstorms will meander well south of Columbus throughout the early nighttime hours. These storms developed along the length of a weak stationary front, and it’s that same front that will be the triggering mechanism with the heating of the sun to produce an isolated thunderstorm Friday afternoon/evening. Meanwhile, another cool front will stretch across I-40, helping to ignite additional thunderstorms to our north. The bottom line, rain-free weather is expected for most areas middle Georgia into the Alabama Plains. However, a couple spots, especially from Sumter county to Clay county, GA and Barbour county, AL can have a thunderstorm.
Given this lack of thunderstorm coverage, the heat has certainly returned to the region, and will hang around through the upcoming weekend. Keep those outdoor plans, but remember to stay hydrated.
A stronger cool front will approach from the northwest next week; stalling before it has the opportunity to come this far southeast. However, it will push higher humidity back into the picture with more numerous showers and thunderstorms. The end result may be flash flooding in a few areas by the middle of the week, so be careful. And, stay tuned.