Mix of Clouds and Sun
Isolated PM Showers/Storms Possible
If you had the “Monday Blues” today, just be glad that Monday is over! Athens saw a mix of clouds and sun to start the work week. Though the airport has not recorded any rainfall over the last 24 hours, showers and storms have fired up in some scattered regions in north Georgia. Our lack of rainfall didn’t stop the Classic City from being quite humid. Dewpoint temperatures lingered around the upper 60s and lower 70s, which is very muggy. The clouds we saw kept us at a high of 85°F, which is three degrees below average for this time of year. The moist atmosphere will be sticking around through Tuesday, thanks to flow from the south. Could this increase our rain chances? Find out below!
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a 20% chance of showers and storms before midnight. Calm wind. Low near 66°F.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a 40% chance of isolated showers and storms in the afternoon and evening hours. Southwesterly wind around 5 mph. High near 87°F.
Tonight should be pretty quiet overall. The current radar shows a few showers and storms in isolated places throughout north Georgia, but none of them are near Athens at this time. Though something could pop up, it’s unlikely, because the sun is setting, and we’re losing out on the atmospheric instability as a result. I think most of us will stay dry tonight. However, if we do see something, it could be a small shower or storm that could have lightning and even small hail. Our small chances for rain should drop off around midnight tonight. After that, we should see partly cloudy skies and low temperatures dipping down into the mid-to-upper 60s.
Throughout most of the day, we should see a mix of clouds and sun, especially as the day gets warmer and we see more convection, which leads to more clouds. Winds from the southwest will continue to usher plenty of moisture into our area, which means that it won’t take much instability in the atmosphere to give us showers and storms. However, it appears that places to our north, south, and west have the best chances for rain and storms. If a storm does happen to strike the Athens area, we could see lightning and small hail. However, this isn’t exactly likely. High temperatures should peak around the mid-to-upper 80s.
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