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Rain Gone, Wind On the Way

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

The storm system that swept across the Deep South Saturday night and brought us major rainfall, some hail, and a vivid lightning show is moving away, where it will proceed to batter a wide area with wind, rain and snow from the Midwest all the way to the eastern seaboard.

Coming in the storm's wake for us will be a surge of cold, Canadian air which will keep our temperatures well below normal for the first part of the week.  Blustery winds on Monday will gust to over 30 miles per hour at times and temperatures will stay in the 50s most areas despite blue skies and abundant sunshine.

As the cold high pressure air mass settles in, temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday mornings will dip close to the freezing mark.  How cold we get will depend on overnight cloud cover and whether the wind can diminish enough to allow readings to plunge.

A moderating trend will bring high temperatures back to near 70, but no sooner than next weekend.  The week is not expected to bring any storm systems to the South, keeping rain out of the forecast for awhile.

Kurt Schmitz

Kurt joined WRBL's First Alert 3 staff in September 2011 after a 34-year career in television meteorology. More>>

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