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Atlanta Weather | Friday Forecast

Mostly sunny skies today, but as some storms build into south Georgia, more cloud cover will creep into north Georgia as a result. Afternoon high temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Mostly clear skies tonight with areas of patchy fog possible after 2am. Overnight low temperatures will be in upper 60s to low 70s.

Partly cloudy for Saturday with afternoon high temperatures around 90 degrees. Rain chances get a bit higher as we approach early next week, and as a result, high temperatures fall back a few degrees.

Forecast: Two hurricane landfalls for U.S. this season

(USA Today) -- The U.S. should be slammed by two hurricanes this season, according to a new forecast released Thursday by scientists at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.

This is the first forecast that predicts the specific number of hurricane landfalls the nation should see; up until now, preseason hurricane predictions have traditionally been only for the number of hurricanes that are expected to form.

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PHOTOS | Flooding in Gilmer, Pickens counties

One of the hurricanes should hit the East Coast, and another somewhere along the Gulf Coast, reports atmospheric scientist Len Pietrafesa of CCU. The forecast does not say specifically where the hurricanes will hit, nor when.

Severe flooding reported in Gilmer, Pickens

JASPER, Ga. -- The rains that moved through metro Atlanta Wednesday night caused some major flooding in Pickens and Gilmer counties.

PHOTOS | Flooding in Gilmer and Pickens -- add your own
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Friday Atlanta Weather Outlook

Finally the timing is right for the weekend!  The moisture flow has weakened and high pressure is on the rise making for very warm temperatures. Despite the humid conditions on Saturday we should stay dry.  Expect a few more clouds on Sunday with a slight chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.  By the middle of next week more moisture moves in and our chances for rain will go up.

Flooding in Pickens and Gilmer Counties

Flooding in Pickens and Gilmer Counties

Heavy rain and thunderstorms came through north and central Georgia overnight and in some areas they dropped incredible amounts of rain. For other areas, they barely saw anything. The included images are rainfall totals for Wednesday and Thursday combined. Notice over in Carroll, Douglas, and Coweta counties there were rainfall totals up around 4 inches. In Peachtree City and down near Peachtree City they had 4.3 inches. Then if you look up towards Atlanta, Marietta, and Conyers, only received a little over an inch during that same 24 hour time period. The are that was hardest hit was even farther north, up in Gilmer and Pickens counties where over 5 inches of rain fell, and 3 of those inches were in less than 7 hours!

Atlanta Weather | Tropical Update

Atlanta Weather | Tropical Update

 

 

The remnants from Tropical Storm Dorian are still hanging around, and if you have plans to head to the Bahamas Islands, pack the rain gear. Dorian will continue to track across the Bahamas through Friday, in a southeast to northwest fashion, accompanied by numerous drenching showers and thunderstorms.

 

Some of the downpours could lead to localized flash flooding in poor drainage and low-lying areas. Many more downpours will ruin outdoor activities.

Despite the downpour threat, the National Hurricane Center is no longer concerned that Dorian will re-strengthen into a tropical depression or storm as it travels through the Bahamas.

Thursday through Friday, Dorian should track close enough to South Florida to enhance drenching shower and thunderstorm activity slightly.

Residents and beachgoers may experience more frequent disruptions to sunbathing, swimming and other outdoor plans.

 

Thursday Atlanta Weather Outlook

Storms are weakening overnight as they move to the east.  Wednesday night, some of the storms contained some heavy rain and a lot of lightning as folks were trying to get to sleep.

The rain chance goes down on Thursday.  We will have only a 30% chance of a shower with highs in the upper 80s.  We will also have more sunshine breaking through the clouds as the day moves along.

Expect dry conditions Friday and Saturday.  Temps will return to the low 90s for the end of the week, the weekend and into next week.  The rain chance also returns to 20% Sunday and Monday and a 30% chance on Tuesday and Wednesday.