Severe Weather Possible Thursday Morning
While Macon hit a record high of 81° today (besting 80° in 1965), Columbus came up just shy with a high of 80°. Check out the almanac below for more.
We continue to track the possibility of severe weather Thursday morning. A warm front will continue to trigger showers and isolated thunderstorms Wednesday. A strong cold front coming out of the west will help push that warm front off to our north, but as the front approaches, it gives us the possibility of seeing strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday morning before passing sometime late morning/early afternoon on Thursday. Timeline looks to be between 3am-7am EST for the severe threat, but this could shift a bit. Main concerns will be damaging winds and periods of heavy rainfall with some localized flooding. Cannot rule out a brief tornado although the risk is very low.
High pressure will take effect behind the front making for a beautiful but chilly Friday. By the way, Friday just happens to be Valentine’s Day, so that cooler weather will make it easier to snuggle. Looking ahead to the weekend, Saturday will be mostly sunny and cool, but rain returns to the forecast as we get into Sunday.
In terms of temperatures, it will stay spring like on Wednesday with highs in the 70s and lows in the 60s, but those temps will cool Thursday as our highs top out in the 60s with overnight lows getting down into the 30s. Friday and Saturday will see highs in the 50s with lows in the 30s and 40s, before daytime highs rebound to the 60s on Sunday and into the 70s early next week.
-Chief Meteorologist Miller Robson
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