High temperatures across northeast Georgia for tomorrow. Image Credit: WxBell

Partly-Cloudy

Partly to Mostly Cloudy

High: 69°F  Low: 45°F

Rainfall totals across the state today. Image Credit: georgiaweather.net
Rainfall totals across the state today. Image Credit: georgiaweather.net

I hope you grabbed your umbrellas and coat before heading out the door this morning! The Wedge had a strong hold on northeast Georgia as we started the day out at a cool and rainy 57°F. Since then, temperatures have steadily dropped and have stagnated at 47°F. We also saw quite a bit of rain today across northeast Georgia, with Athens recording a total of 0.88 inches of rain. Today was dreary and cold, but tomorrow will be a different story. We’ll start off just as chilly in the mid-to-upper 40s, but we’ll say goodbye to the Wedge and hello to much more pleasant temperatures in the upper 60s!

Surface map for tomorrow evening shows an area of high pressure building in the southeast. Image Credit: NWS
Surface map for tomorrow evening shows an area of high pressure building in the southeast. Image Credit: NWS

Quick Forecast:

Tonight: Cloudy with a stray light shower possible. Chance of rain 50%. Light east winds. Patchy fog after 8PM. Low near 45°F.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Fog before 9AM. Chance for isolated showers throughout the day. West winds at 5-10mph. High near 69°F.

Warm End To The Week:

Low temperatures for this evening. Image Credit: WxBell
Low temperatures for this evening. Image Credit: WxBell

Bundle up and dress for rain before heading out tonight. We’ll see the Wedge continue its hold with temperatures and periods of rain and drizzle for a little while longer. Expect lows in the low-to-mid 40s for northeast Georgia. Places up in the far north by the mountains should expect lows a couple of degrees cooler. In the way of showers, we’ll continue to see a chance of rain tonight, as well as patchy fog building in after 8PM.

12:00 A.M. EDT – Friday

Light showers dust over the state around midnight tonight. Image Credit: WxBell
Light showers dust over the state around midnight tonight. Image Credit: WxBell

With most of the rain out of the area, there’s still a bit of moisture lingering across the state. So, a light and brief shower can’t be ruled out.

7:00 A.M. EDT – Friday

Another period of brief light showers around 7AM EDT. Image Credit: WxBell
Another period of brief light showers around 7AM EDT. Image Credit: WxBell

For the morning commute, we’ll see the chance of light and passing showers. Additionally, there will be areas with fog that will last until around 9AM. Be sure to travel safe with the limited visibility! We’ll continue to see areas of drizzle before the Wedge is swept away and northeast Georgia is freed from the cold.

High temperatures across northeast Georgia for tomorrow. Image Credit: WxBell
High temperatures across northeast Georgia for tomorrow. Image Credit: WxBell

We’ll warm up significantly compared to today. Tomorrow, expect highs in the high 60s across our area. It’ll still be mostly cloudy, but perhaps you might even want to break the shorts back out to end the work week.

Rain In The Future:

Rainfall totals into early next week. Image Credit: NWS Peachtree City
Rainfall totals into early next week. Image Credit: NWS Peachtree City

Although things are looking up for tomorrow, we’ll be seeing more rain throughout the next couple of days. Be sure to keep track of your umbrella and rain boots and to drive carefully on the roads. Friday and most of Saturday look very enjoyable, so be sure to take advantage of the days ahead! Early next week looks to be a little wet.

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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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