Olga Brings Rain and Possibly Severe Weather Saturday
Tropical Storm Olga is moving toward the central coast of Louisiana and is expected to make landfall early Saturday morning well west of New Orleans. She’ll continue pushing a lot of moisture into our area and a decent amount of rain all the way through Sunday morning especially to areas west and northwest of Muscogee County. Rainfall totals could range from a quarter of an inch to over one inch with locally higher amounts possible.
The potential is there for severe storms to roll through the area by Saturday night. The biggest concern will be damaging winds in excess of 40 to 60 mph. Can’t rule out frequent lightning and periods of heavy rainfall. There’s also a low risk for tornado activity. Definitely something we’ll have to keep an eye on.
The rain moves out late morning/early afternoon on Sunday and Monday looks great. Another cold front could push through the area by the middle of next week. If so, it’ll bring more showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday before moving out to make for what should be a dry Halloween day and night.
Highs will hit the upper 70s to low 80s and lows will be in the 50s/60s through mid-week before cooler air invades the region.
-Chief Meteorologist Miller Robson
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