GA Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms Possible After Rain Moves In

GEORGIA — Scattered showers moved from Alabama and Tennessee into the metro Atlanta area Wednesday and chances for rain will continue through Sunday with possible thunderstorms.

Light showers have started to fall in the northern metro while scattered showers are expected to push further south and cover most of the metro by noon Wednesday, Sid King, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Peachtree City office, told Patch.

While a large portion of the rain is predicted to stay north of Interstate 20, south metro Atlanta has a 40 percent chance of rain. King said there could be a “rumble of thunder” Wednesday afternoon.

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Temperatures are anticipated to get into highs of 67 degrees, which King said is relatively cool for this time of year, and lows of 54 degrees Wednesday night.

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Though Thursday should warm up, the rain will not go away. A line of storms moving from west to east will be coming into West Georgia from Alabama by Thursday afternoon, King said.

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By late afternoon and early evening, rain is expected to enter into metro Atlanta and potentially bring scattered thunderstorms. The high will be around 75 degrees and will drop overnight to the low 60s.

“At this time, there is a marginal risk for severe weather (Thursday) near West Georgia, including portions of the metro,” King said.

Possible isolated severe thunderstorms could produce gusty winds between 40-60 mph overnight into Friday morning, according to King.

There will be no other main threats for metro Atlanta as King said the best atmospheric instability, energy needed for the storms, will be south along coastal Georgia. This will create an increased risk for tornadoes and hail in the south but will lower the risk for the metro, King said.

Rain will continue to fall Friday before a brief break Saturday morning, King said. Friday temps are predicted to be in the upper 70s.

After a pause, the rain will return Saturday afternoon while scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms are anticipated for Sunday. No severe threats are expected with the storms.

The National Weather Service provides regular storm updates on its website.

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