Weather: low pressure system over South Georgia

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A low-pressure weather system over South Georgia could potentially lead to tropical climate formation, according to an update from the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.

“A broad trough is essentially an elongated area of ​​low pressure extending from the center of a region,” an NWS meteorologist told the Ledger-Enquirer. “The center of the region for this system happens to be southern Georgia.”

Current conditions should be favorable for the gradual development of a tropical disturbance over the weekend and early next week.

The system is expected to drift slowly off the coasts of North and South Carolina. Chances of tropical weather forming are low – 10% in the next 48 hours and 30% in the next five days.

Here are the weekend forecasts for Columbus and Macon. For more updates, visit the NWS Atlanta website or follow the Twitter account @NWSAtlanta.

Columbus

Columbus residents can expect cloudy conditions Thursday with a 30% chance of thunderstorms. The chance will increase to 60% on Friday before dropping back down to 30% over the weekend.

Temperatures are expected to reach highs in the 90s.

A hazardous weather forecast has been released for Muscogee, Chattahoochee and Harris counties through next Wednesday for scattered severe thunderstorms.

Mason

Macon residents can expect a 30% chance of thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Thursday. The odds will increase to 40% on Friday before decreasing to 20% throughout the weekend.

Temperatures are expected to reach highs in the 90s.

Hazardous weather forecasts have also been released for Macon-Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones and Twiggs counties through next Wednesday for scattered severe thunderstorms.

This story was originally published July 22, 2021 12:15 p.m.

Sydney Sims is the Ledger-Enquirer’s last-minute reporter. She covers local crime news and the latest city news. Prior to joining LE, she worked for The Auburn Villager in Auburn, Alabama, covering local government and city events. She graduated from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama and is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.

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