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FIRST ALERT WEDNESDAY - Tracking Idalia for the potential of heavy rain and gusty winds. Labor Day weekend cool down.
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Published: Aug. 29, 2023 at 6:30 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Idalia will continue to strengthen the next few days before making landfall on the Gulf Coast of Florida Wednesday morning and then bring heavy rain and wind to portions of the CSRA Wednesday afternoon - evening. Heavy rain leading to flooding will be the primary concern for the CSRA.

The stalled front will bring high rain chances today and potential for flash flooding. Flood alerts will be possible for flood-prone areas. Highs will stay in the upper 80s this afternoon.

Idalia is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane before making landfall Wednesday morning. Impacts to the CSRA - especially the southern and eastern CSRA - are expected during the day Wednesday, mainly in the afternoon, in the form of heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts. Bamberg, Allendale, Screven, Jenkins, and Emanuel County are under a FIRST ALERT Wednesday for the threat of 2-4″ (Isolated 4″+) of rain causing flooding issues and 40-50 mph gusts knocking down trees and power to some areas. Stay updated on the forecast because this can change!

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As Idalia moves north and east of the CSRA Wednesday night - we will see beautiful weather in it’s wake Thursday through the Labor Day Weekend. Cooler mornings in the low 60s are expected early Friday through the weekend. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to low 80s Thursday through Sunday with low humidity across the region and plenty of sun.