Athens, GA Weather for Sunday, August 13, 2017

Chance of Afternoon Shower/Possible Thunderstorm

High: 91°F

Low: 72°F

Low pressure gives us the chance for a few afternoon showers and a possible thunderstorm in the area tomorrow. Image Credit: WPC NOAA

The day started out rather dreary and gloomy, but by the afternoon hours, we were enjoying our usual intermittent blue skies in between towering cumulus clouds. Athens hit a high of 90°F, which is right on the dot in terms of normal temperatures for this time of year. How is tomorrow shaping up? Well, a lot like today, actually. Check it out below.

Quick Forecast

Tonight: Patchy fog setting in after midnight. Partly cloudy with a southwest wind around 5 mph. Low near 72°F.

Sunday: Patchy morning fog. Partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and a possible thunderstorm. High near 91°F.

Tonight’s Forecast:

Lows this evening will be in the low 70s. Image Credit: WxBell

Tonight will be on par with the usual. The remaining few showers in the area will die off as we lose daytime instability and make way for partly cloudy skies. The high moisture and lack of wind speeds will allow overnight fog to develop. Low temperatures will be in the low 70s.

Sunday’s Forecast:

A few showers and a possible thunderstorm are possible tomorrow afternoon. Image Credit: WxBell

Tomorrow will be pretty similar to today in terms of chance for rain and afternoon high temperatures. Models hint at the more northern areas of the state seeing rain, but a rogue shower or thunderstorm can’t be ruled out for Athens and our forecast area. Furthermore, given the lack of upper level winds and the high levels of humidity in the region, any storm that does form should be expected to drop a fair amount of rain over a short time. Check back tomorrow for updates throughout the day. High temperatures will be in the low 90s.

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About Michael Stewart

Michael is a graduate of the University of Georgia's Atmospheric Sciences program, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with a certificate in Atmospheric Sciences in the spring of 2016. He served as the former President of the University of Georgia's local chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) during the 2014-2015 year and is currently an active member of the national American Meteorological Society. Michael participated in a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research program at the Pennsylvania State University. There, he used the numerical weather prediction model, Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF), to research chemical dispersion in the boundary layer. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree at the University of South Carolina under the supervision of Dr. April L. Hiscox. His research will focus on boundary layer meteorology and modeling atmospheric dispersion. Although Michael appreciates all kinds of weather, he holds a certain fascination with convective storms and numerical weather prediction.

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