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Cloudy - but not for long

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Visible satellite image from mid-morning Tuesday Visible satellite image from mid-morning Tuesday

A low overcast has settled in over much of Georgia and parts of East Alabama, though sunshine is expected to prevail for much of the rest of this week.

Monday's cold front made it as far as extreme southeast Georgia before coming to a halt, as a wave of low pressure developed along the front to slow its progress.  This surface low represents what is left of the former Tropical Storm Karen after it fell apart in the Gulf over the weekend. 

The low has helped send a surge of low-level moisture back into Georgia, and while rain is not expected to break out this far west, we are seeing stratus clouds covering a wide area this morning.  It is also helping bring brisk winds to Georgia from the east or northeast.

The low will take its time moving up the Atlantic coast, but eventually will be far enough away for our area to lose the cloud cover.  This will happen as soon as tonight for some, and by Thursday we'll be back to sunny skies combined with near or slightly above normal temperatures.  High pressure will be anchored over the northeastern states and will be the prime influence in our weather through next weekend.

Rain is not expected to return until a stronger front heads our way, probably not until sometime next week.

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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