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Potential Storms Through Wednesday Night Before a Winter-Like Cooldown

Published: Mar. 30, 2021 at 9:17 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Another beautiful start to the day across the Chattahoochee Valley with another heaping dose of uninhibited Vitamin D; however, clouds will move back in throughout the day as a warm front lifts northward from the Gulf of Mexico, bringing a few showers and storms along with it later this afternoon and evening. Not everyone will end up seeing rain, but have the umbrella and WTVM Weather app handy to keep an eye on any thundershowers around! Highs today will climb into the low to mid 70s and surge even warmer to near 80 on Wednesday. Despite the warm-up, a strong cold front will head our way early Thursday, and bring another chance of rain and storms late Wednesday afternoon into the evening. The Valley is under a low Level 1/5 risk for some isolated strong to severe storms likely between 4 PM – 11 PM EDT Wednesday with the main concerns being heavy rain, frequent lightning, gusty winds, and perhaps some small hail.

Any lingering storms and clouds will clear out by Thursday morning, and winds will pick up as the cooler, drier air mass settles in. Temperatures will drop throughout the day on Thursday, likely putting us only in the 50s during the afternoon—with wind chills in the 40s likely! Keep in mind, frost (and even a light freeze in our colder spots) will be possible Friday and Saturday morning as temperatures drop into the low to mid 30s. Other than the chill and frost to contend with as we head into the weekend, the weather looks to stay high and dry past Wednesday night—potentially over the next week! Plenty of sunshine in the forecast with the winter-like chill taking a backseat for 70s again next week.

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