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Atlanta Weather | Severe Update

Short Term

The SPC issued a severe t-storm watch for NW Georgia that will not verify. In other words there should  not be a watch there to begin with.... There will be no severe weather in NW Georgia this evening, there is just not enough moisture or instability. Look for an increase in the cloud cover over most of the metro tonight as clouds from the rain out west begins to move in. There is a good chance we will see some of the rain hold together long enough to see rain in the metro area as well. This will help to keep temps a bit warmer tonight than last night, we can expect temps tomorrow to start in the upper 60's and lower 70's. Rain chances for tomorrow will be up in the morning, then again in the late afternoon south of the metro area.

Mid Range

Severe T-Storm Watch NW GA Until 9pm

Severe T-Storm Watch NW GA Until 9pm

There is a severe t-storm watch in effect for a Floyd, Chatooga, Catoosa, Walker, and Dade counties. The storms are coming out of a very unstable environment and running into a wall of very dry air in our State. AS you can see below the instability is virtually nonexistent in Georgia so as the storms move into the NW sections they will weaken and die. I am not expecting anything in the metro Atlanta area tonight, but tomorrow we could see storms across the metro area. I will have another update on that on the blog and 11Alive news at 6pm.

 

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Any Drought Improvement?

Any Drought Improvement?

Right now 66% of the state is still in a moderate drought or higher. But thanks to the rain we've had the last 2 weeks, we are making strides compared to where we were 3 months ago.

Almost 22% of the state is currently not in a drought, compare that to the 3.5% from 3 months ago.

66% are under a moderate drought compared to 88% back in May.

54% of the state is in a Severe Drought compared to 83% back in May.

The Extreme Drought category, which is what most of Metro Atlanta is in, covers 40% of compared to 70% in May.

The exceptional drought category is the only place where we really haven’t made much improvement. Going from 25% 3 months ago, only down to 24% now.

Extreme southern and extreme northern Georgia are where the biggest improvements have been made.

Severe T-Storm Watch for portions of NW Georgia until 9 pm

ATLANTA - The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia until 9 pm.

This watch does NOT include the city of Atlanta, but it does include parts of northwest Georgia.

Hail to 2 inches in diameter, thunderstorm wind gusts to 70 mph and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas.

In Georgia, the watch area includes Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd and Walker counties, and the cities of Dalton and Rome. 

Stay with 11Alive & 11Alive.com for updates and any weather statements or warnings.

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Nice weather won't last

Nice weather won't last

Another great morning!  We started off this morning with temps in the mid 60s in town and some 50s in the suburbs!  Dewpoints were in the 50s which indicates some pretty dry air for August.  Our average low for today's date is 71.  We got down to 63 this morning!  That was 8 degrees below average.  We will get a couple of degrees warmer this afternoon than we were yesterday.  We will bump up into the low 90s today.  It will still "feel' pretty nice since the humidity levels won't be that bad.

Atlanta Weather | Perfect Weather

Short Term

The near perfect weather for August will continue tonight with temps falling off into the mid to lower 60's for tomorrow morning. Tomorrow afternoon will be a bit warmer than today, highs will be in the lower 90's and a few upper 80's with low humidity.

Mid Range

Rain chances are back up as we head into Tuesday, mainly in the late afternoon hours. We will see highs in the mid 80's. It looks like we have another round of rain that will come in on Friday followed by another great weekend.

Improving Weather for the Weekend

Today is the day of transition.  Showers will shift to the south.  Some drier air will begin to filter in.  The clouds will decrease during the day.  High temps hold in the mid 80s.

Sunday will be the best day of the weekend.  We will have mostly sunny skies with lower humidity.  Highs will move up to 88. 

Monday is looking good, too with mostly sunny skies, but it warms to the lower 90s.  Our next chance for showers comes in on Tuesday.