COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – The holiday week will start off dry and warm with sunshine followed by increasing clouds. A southeast wind today between 5 and 10 mph with gusts up to 24 mph will push temperatures into the low to mid 70s, about 5 degrees above average for this time of year.
We are tracking a strong cold front that will move southeast from the central and southern Plains this evening through Tuesday. This front will bring severe weather to Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi from today through this evening, eventually moving eastward overnight into Tuesday. Be careful when traveling to these areas.
We are aware of Tuesday’s weather as this front continues to move east. It will lose some of its energy when it arrives in the Chattahoochee Valley Tuesday morning through the afternoon, but as with all species, we must watch carefully for any changes. The best chance for rain and storms is early in the morning and during the morning commute. An additional line of storms could develop along the front proper by late afternoon, but confidence remains low and depends on morning storms.
The entire area is currently at a Marginal Risk, or Level 1 out of 5, with damaging winds and an isolated tornado posing the greatest threat. Please continue to monitor for forecast updates. Don’t let this system surprise you.
It will be cooler after Tuesday with highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees and a mix of sun and clouds on both Wednesday and Thanksgiving. A few showers are possible on Friday.