Image Credit: SPC NOAA

Small Chance of Afternoon Shower

Partly Cloudy

High: 86°F

Low: 65°F

Temperatures across the region this afternoon. Image Credit: WxBell

Happy Wednesday! It was a beautiful day here in North Georgia as temperatures climbed up into the upper 80s. Athens came close to 90°F, but halted at 89°F. As we move into the evening and tomorrow, rain moves in to areas to our west. Athens and the rest of our forecast area should stay dry tomorrow, but that won’t stop the clouds’ relief from the heat. Even if it is only by a few degrees. Check the details below.

Quick Forecast

Tonight: Few passing clouds overnight. Light southeast winds with a low near 64°F.

Thursday: Partly cloudy skies with the small possibility of a passing shower. Light southeast winds. High near 86°F.

Tonight’s Forecast:

Low temperatures this evening will be in the low to mid 60s. Image Credit: WxBell

A few passing clouds will scoot over the Southeast as the thunderstorms in Alabama fizzle out. Overall, we’ll stay dry tonight. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s.

Thursday’s Forecast:

The Southern Plains will see plenty of severe weather tomorrow. Here? Not so much. Image Credit: SPC NOAA

While the Southern Plains will see plenty of severe weather tomorrow, chances of rain will be hard to come by in our area. A fair portion of the Southeast has a shot at some afternoon thunderstorms and showers by reason of the energy associated with the system digging well to our west. A stray shower is possible tomorrow afternoon, but most of the activity remains west in Alabama and north in Tennessee.

Afternoon high temperatures for tomorrow afternoon will be a little cooler than today. Image Credit: WxBell

In the meantime, partly cloudy skies will keep us a few degrees cooler than today. It’ll still be hot, so be sure to stay cool!

Weather Video of the Day:

 Do you like thunderstorms? What about flying? Or what about both? I’ve always thought this would be a spectacular sight. Then again, it looks terrifying. Props to pilots for keeping their cool.

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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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