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Scattered Showers

High: 87°F

Low: 72°F

Our warm front will continue to lift north, bringing tropical, humid air to the region. Image Credit: WPC NOAA

Scattered shower and some thunderstorms rolled into our area from the south earlier this afternoon. These storms were spurred on a lifting warm front from the south combined with some daytime heating that allowed the air to lift and wring themselves out in the form of storms with heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds. Heading into the evening, it looks like we’ll continue to see the chance for some showers overnight. As for tomorrow? What else is in store with the warm front? And how is the rest of the week shaping up? Your questions are answered in this evening’s post.

Quick Forecast

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms until 11PM. Mostly cloudy skies with southwest winds between 10-15 mph. Low near 72°F.

Monday: Afternoon showers and thunderstorms likely after 1PM. Otherwise, mostly cloudy with southerly winds between 10-15 mph. High near 87°F.

Tonight’s Forecast:

Low temperatures for this evening. Image Credit: WxBell

Scattered showers and thunderstorms moved into the area with plentiful moisture to work with given the tropical airmass that lifted north into the region last night. We’ll continue to see chances for rain until about 11PM tonight. A stray overnight shower can’t be ruled out, though. Otherwise, mostly cloudy skies will take hold of North Georgia, keeping overnight lows in the low 70s.

Monday’s Forecast:

High temperatures tomorrow will be in the upper 80s for our region. Image Credit: WxBell

HIgh moisture continues to be the story as we start the work week tomorrow. Because of this and temperatures in the upper 80s, we can expect normal, afternoon convection to start up. Some storms could be strong, with the main threat of strong winds. Otherwise, those that see rain should expect heavy rainfall and frequent lightning. Stay dry!

Sneak Peek of the Week:

Tropical moisture returns for the week, giving North Georgia a good shot at afternoon showers and thunderstorms for this week. Image Credit: College of DuPage

  1. High levels of humidity return this week. A cold front looks to push into our area tomorrow evening, which will help keep temperatures a little below normal for this time of year. But, we can expect persistent upper level impulses riding down from the western ridge, so we’ve got a pretty good shot of seeing daily wet weather this week.

Tuesday: Wake up temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms likely with highs in the low to mid 80s.

Wednesday: Wake up temperatures in the upper 60s. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

Thursday: Wake up temperatures in the upper 60s. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s.

Friday: Wake up temperatures in the low 70s. Possible afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.

Weather Video of the Day:

You may have seen the above graphic in Sneak Peek of the Week a lot lately. Precipitable water (PWAT) is a measure of all of the water content throughout the entire atmospheric column. That’s from the surface to about cruising altitude for commercial planes. PWAT serves as a good proxy on how much rain to expect in the event storms develop. Generally the Southeast is home to high volumes, especially during the summer months. How does it look otherwise during the winter months? Or yet, how does the rest of the world favor in PWAT? Check out this neat video to answer both questions. As for the link to the site used, check out https://earth.nullschool.net/ . Even if you aren’t a weather buff, it’s memorizing to watch and play around with.