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Atlanta Weather | Saturday Forecast

Showers and thunderstorms today, otherwise mostly cloudy skies. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s. The rain will continue into the evening hours, but will gradually decrease after the sun sets. Overnight low temperatures will be in the low 70s. There will also be some areas of patchy fog after 2am.

More showers and thunderstorms for Sunday, otherwise mostly cloudy skies. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s.

Rain chances continue through early next week, but the chances will be slightly less, leading to warmer high temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s by mid-week.

 

The Spectre of the Brocken

The Spectre of the Brocken

Yes, what you are looking at is a wild looking object but has a perfectly good explanation. It is called the Spectre of the Brocken and it is a shadow that is being cast from the person taking the picture!!

It is named this from a place in Germany called the Brocken, a unique area in the Harz Mountains that is elevated at such a perfect elevation that fog would literally sit right below the Brocken and people would see this wild image and think it was a ghost or a spectre!!! What they didn't realize was this it was just a shadow of them self cast into the fog below, and if the sun was just right it would create this eerie image that sometimes in the perfect light would have a rainbow around it! This can be seen anywhere where there is fog below you, in the mountains, on a building, or even sometimes in an airplane!! Just look at the pictures below!

Atlanta Weather | Weekend Forecast

Tonight - Mainly clear skies with temps falling off into the lower 70's.

Tomorrow - Partly cloudy with a 40% chance of scattered afternoon t-storrms. Highs in the mid 80's.

Atlanta Weather | Wet East, Dry West

Atlanta Weather | Wet East, Dry West

They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, and that was certainly true in June. Throughout the month, two very different stories played out in the contiguous United States. While the drought-stricken West fell into the grips of an intense heat wave, East Coasters were bombarded by summer thunderstorms. In this scenario, a well-known river of moisture in the upper atmosphere—the jet stream—served as the imaginary fence between the East’s lush landscapes and the West’s parched fields.

Atlanta Weather | Weekend Forecast

A few things will be happening in the world of weather over the next few days. Tomorrow will be another dry day for the most part, there could be an isolated shower or t-storm across the area, but generally it will be dry and hot with a high in the lower 90's. 


THE WEEEKEND

Saturday and Sunday we will see another chance for some afternoon showers and a few t-storms as an upper wave moves in from the SW and brings us rain chances. Sunday a cold front will move in from the north and bring our rain chances back up again for the afternoon hours!

See Saturn on the 19th!

See Saturn on the 19th!

Over the next few days you are going to be able to see Saturn with the naked eye!! Saturn is, in my opinion, the coolest planet of all the planets due to its rings!! Check out this article from NASA and lets go out tomorrow night and wave at Saturn!

 

When and Where to Wave at Saturn

By Jane Houston Jones
June 18, 2013

 From Los Angeles (and western states) wave at Saturn low on the eastern horizon from 2:27 to 2:42 p.m. PDT on July 19, 2013. Saturn’s approximate location is shown, but it will not be not visible in the daylight.

Wondering how you can participate when Cassini takes a picture of Earth and its moon on July 19, 2013? I've put together some charts so you know where to look for Saturn at your part of the Earth.

Rain in ATL Because of Clean Air Act?

Rain in ATL Because of Clean Air Act?

Feel like you are living in Seattle or the Amazon Rainforest lately thanks to the non-stop rain? You can thank the Clean Air Act for that...well, sort of.

Back in 1970 the Clean Air Act was passed. This initiative focused on reducing airborne pollutants that posed a threat to human health. Jeremy Diem, a climatologist at Georgia State University performed research looking at 18 National Weather Service co-op weather stations and noticed that Atlanta’s average annual rainfall increased by 10 percent in the decade following the new Clean Air Act. He studied specifically the summer months during the years of 1948 to 2009.