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Heavy Rain Coming This Weekend.... Again.....

Heavy Rain Coming This Weekend.... Again.....

Unfortunately when it rains, it pours..... That's what will be happening again in the Atlanta metro area starting later tonight thanks to stalled out front to the south, and a tropical system to the south near the Yucatan Peninsula. Now it is too early to tell exactly what is going to happen with this thing long range, but for the short term it is going to fling a lot of tropical moisture into the Gulf of Mexico that will be hooking up with the stalled out front to the south. If you look below you will see one of the satellite movies called the water vapor is pumping a lot of moisture in this direction already.

Smoke Rings From Mt. Etna

Smoke Rings From Mt. Etna

They are also known as volcanic toridal vorticies and are extremely rare. The ones you see in the pics and youtube flick above are from Mt. Etna back in April and May of this year. They happen under just perfect conditions when smoke and gas is coming out of the mouth of the volcano and a burst of gas comes up from below. This is what forms the ring and as you can see, it is quite impressive. Only one other volcano is known to have created volcanic smoke rings and that is Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland. Cool huh?

The amazing image you see above is from Stromboli online. 

Atlanta Weather | Wednesday Forecast

It really has been the summer of no summer.... We have had so much rain that it seems like no one has been able to get outside to soak up some sun. There have only been 2 weekends this entire June - August time frame where we have had 2 days of no rain, unfortunately it looks like we will not be adding #3 to the roster this weekend as it appears that we will see even more rain.....For now, lets talk about this massive cool down that is coming down in this direction!

A Cold Few Days Coming Up.... For August at Least

A Cold Few Days Coming Up.... For August at Least

It really has been the summer of no summer.... We have had so much rain that it seems like no one has been able to get outside to soak up some sun. There have only been 2 weekends this entire June - August time frame where we have had 2 days of no rain, unfortunately it looks like we will not be adding #3 to the roster this weekend as it appears that we will see even more rain.....For now, lets talk about this massive cool down that is coming down in this direction!

Monitoring Potential Tropical System Moving Toward Gulf

We are watching a developing area of low pressure in the Caribbean.  Right now, the National Hurricane Center gives this a 10% chance to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours and a 30% chance that it could develop in the next week.  

If it becomes a tropical storm, it would be named Erin.  Whether or not it becomes a named storm, it could still have an effect on us this weekend.  The low pressure system is forecast to move up toward the Florida panhandle and continue northward.  This would bring more rain to our area for the end of the week and the weekend.  The track and strength of this low could change.  We will keep you updated.

Here's the latest info from the NHC:  (They issue updates in all-caps)

Tuesday Atlanta Weather

We started off muggy and mild again in the metro area.  We were dry here, but folks in north Georgia had a cluster of showers move through.  We will have a mix of sun and clouds.  Metro Atlanta will see some scattered showers develop in the afternoon hours.  Rain chance today is at 40%.  Our high will hold below 90 today at 88 degrees.

We will continue with a few evening showers diminishing late.  Lows by morning down to 70.

Some slightly drier air will filter into north Georgia and metro Atlanta on Wednesday.  We will still have a chance for some isolated showers in the afternoon, but the better rain chances will be to our south.  High temps around 86.

We are watching a couple of things that will increase our rain chances for the end of the week.  An east wind sets up bringing in Atlantic moisture and a potential tropical system will move in from the Gulf. 

Atlanta Weather | More T-Storms

Just like clockwork, storms have popped up across the area this afternoon and are creating some very heavy rain. Along with the heavy rain we are also seeing major lightning with these storms as they are heading east at 25mph. The strongest storms are located in N Fulton, S Forsyth, and Hall counties. Up to an inch of rain is possible with these storms as they move through. The latest RPM model decreases the activity once the Sun goes down, by we will be4 seeing more again tomorrow...