We hope you were able to go outside and enjoy the spring-like weather. Several spots climbed into the low-to-mid 70s this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds. All of the active weather across the country remains west of the Mississippi River. High pressure will keep us dry and warm for the entire week. We might not see any rain until this weekend. Could we hit 80 this week? Details are below!
Tonight: partly cloudy with patchy fog possible. Light winds. Low near 50°F.
Wednesday: Mix of sun and clouds. Southeast wind at 5-15 mph. High near 76°F.
Temperatures will drop into the upper 40s and low 50s tonight. With moisture increasing across Georgia, we could wake up with patchy fog forming across the area. Best places to see fog will be along and south of I-20. Any fog that forms should dissipate by 10 a.m. EST. We will see a mix of sun and clouds through the day with temperatures climbing into the mid 70s. High pressure will keep us dry and very warm through the end of the work week. Our average high for this time of the year is 64°F, so we will be 10-15 degrees above average for the remainder of this week.
Could we hit 80°F?
By Thursday and Friday, many spots will climb into the upper 70s. It is very likely a few areas could approach 80°F. How about that? With that in mind, get ready for a high pollen count!
December, January, and February is considered our meteorological winter months. Now that we are in meteorological spring, we can examine exactly what happened during our winter months. The results are in, and winter 2015-2016 saw above average precipitation and above average temperatures for North Georgia. Athens had the 9th warmest winter ever recorded. Meanwhile, Athens was the fifth wettest winter ever recorded at 20.54″ of rain. NOAA/NCDC posted that December 2015, January, and February 2016 was the warmest such period across the country since record keeping began in 1895.
Weather Video of the Day
If you love watching severe weather coverage, then you just landed the jackpot! It looks like James Spann of ABC 33/40 uploaded the morning events of the deadly tornado outbreak of April 27, 2011. When this generational event occurred, it came in two parts. The first part arrived as a line of severe storms that produced widespread wind damage in parts of Alabama. The afternoon storms consisted of long-track and deadly tornadoes. The video is very long. If you love watching live coverage, then you’ll find this interesting on how things evolved on that day.