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More Sun/Fewer Showers

We will see a little more sunshine breaking through the clouds today.  Our rain chance also goes down a little to 30%.  Temps will warm to 88 this afternoon.

We continue with a 30% chance of showers on Thursday.  Then, an approaching cold front will increase our rain chance on Friday.  We may even have some strong tstorms late Friday.

I don't want to "oversell" your weekend forecast, but right now, it's looking good!  If this front makes it all the way through, it will bring in some drier air for the weekend.  That lower humidity will help those temps in the 80s feel much nicer.

Big Storms Trying to Move Into the Metro

Big Storms Trying to Move Into the Metro

A cluster of very strong t-storms is trying to move into the metro area from the south. As of 11pm the storms were located in Butts and jasper counties and moving northward at arojund 15 mph. Very heavy rain and dangerous lightning have been reported within these t-storms, but as of now now no reports of wind or hail. Forecast track has these storms disipating before reaching the metro area, but if they hold together they will make it here by around 1am. I will keep you updated.

 

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MARTA escalators to close for upgrades on Wednesday

ATLANTA -- On Wednesday, MARTA will begin upgrading the two escalators at Peachtree Center Station near the Food Court entrance on the northeast concourse. 

The elevators will be out of service until the end of October. This face lift is a part of the steps MARTA is taking to "modernize" the train system. 

Patrons will be able to use the elevator or the exit near the U.S. Post Office and AmericasMart. 

MARTA officials say, "directional signage and MARTA staff are available in Peachtree Center Station to assist customers." 

Atlanta Weather | Tuesday Evening

Short Term

Tonight we will see showers and some t-storms off to the east of the metro area, mainly out towards the Athens area. For the metro we will see a small chance of rain, lows will be in the lower 70's.

Towards the Weekend

Thursday is looking very nice with only a slim chance of rain, highs will be in the upper 80's and a fewer lower 90's in the southern sections of the state. Friday night could bring a chance of severe weather to the northern sections of the state. Look for a much cooler and drier weekend!

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Blinded By The Light

Blinded By The Light

 

International Space Station Captures Rare Sprite Lightning!!!

International Space Station Captures Rare Sprite Lightning!!!

Remember a few months ago I talked about a rare phenomenon called "Sprites"? If you don't remember go check out the full blog here:

http://wizarmy.11alive.com/news/weather/109676-sprites-upper-atmospheric-lightning

Basically when you see a lightning bolt that is heading towards the ground, the t-storm is also releasing an electrical lcharge that goes way jup into the upper levels of the atmosphere. No one know what exactly causes these sprites to look the way they do, but they are pretty amazing looking!! These images come to us courtesy of NASA.gov

I will be posting the actual video of the sprites that the ISS shot on my facebook page, go there and make sure you "like" it!

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Heavy Rain in Parts of N Georgia

Heavy Rain in Parts of N Georgia

Three are areas of heavy rain right now across parts of N Georgia, specifically in parts of E Cobb and NW Fulton where 1-2 inches of rain has already fallen. The storms over that area are basically staying stationary or just gradually lifting towards the north at around 5-10 mph. There has been a gradual decrease in the intensity over the last hour so the rain looks like it is letting up.... There are also heavy t-storms in the N Georgia mountains that could produce some heavy rain as well, movement is stationary. I'll keep you updated throughout the afternoon and evening on the situation.

 

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