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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. 

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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.

Storms Winding Down, Watching Alabama

Storms Winding Down, Watching Alabama

N Georgia Storms

The storms that were putting out quite the lightning show up in Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Cherokee, and Bartow counties are starting to wind down just a bit. There could still be some moderate to heavy rain with these storms as they head towards the east at around 25mph.  

Alabama Storms

There is a cluster of very strong t-storms in eastern Alabama that is heading towards the border of W Georgia. Some of these will hold together as they try to make it to the metro area by the early morning hours. My current thinking is that we will see these storms hold together and push theough the metro area, just not as strong in the early morning hours around 1-3am. heavy rain will again be possible with this cluster coming in from Alabama.

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Strong T-Storms Moving Through N Georgia

Strong T-Storms Moving Through N Georgia

There are two area of strong t-storms in N Georgia tonight capable of producing heavy rain, frequent lightning, and gusty winds. One is moving through Gordon county as we speak, the other is in Hall and Gwinnett. The storms are moving towards the east at arojund 30mph. I am also watching a line of storms developing in Alabama that is headed towards W Georgia and could make it there by around 10pm. I will keep you updated, keep checking back with the blog for further updates. 

 

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