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Rain chances return over the weekend

Rain chances return over the weekend

We broke the record Thursday morning with a low of 61 degrees. We warmed up to 86 during the afternoon.

This cool weather won't stick around long. We will warm back up to the mid to upper 80's on Friday with a few more clouds and more humidity. A system from the west will push in more showers for the weekend. We will have a 60% chance of showers and a few thunder showers on Saturday. Sunday's rain chance will be at 50%. The rain chance will hold into next week at 40% on Monday then 30% on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Cold front bringing in cooler and drier air

Cold front bringing in cooler and drier air

Remember how everyone was raving over the cool temperatures on July 4th morning for the AJC Peachtree Road Race? Our low that morning was 64 degrees. It will feel the same Wednesday. Temperatures Wednesday morning moved down to the mid 60's.

It will even be cooler Thursday morning, our low will be 63 degrees. The record low Thursday's date is 62°. The record low for July 17 is 62 degrees in 1965. Afternoon temperatures will be comfortable in the low to mid 80s with low humidity.

Slightly drier for the weekend

Slightly drier for the weekend

There will be some changes for the weekend. The front helping to trigger the rain will sink farther south into central Georgia, and slightly drier air will work into the area Saturdayy. Temperatures will go up, thanks to the additional sunshine. Highs will be in the low 90s.

Much of the same for Sunday with just a slight chance for a few thunderstorms along with hot temperatures in the low 90s.

Another cold front will be moving into the area by early next week, bringing a better chance for rain on Tuesday. We are also looking ahead to slightly cooler temps by the end of next week.

Rain chances going down for the weekend

Rain chances going down for the weekend

Heavy rain over NW Georgia prompted a flash flood warning for southern Floyd County Thursday night. The rain has moved out, but some creeks and streams are still rising with the runoff. The showers are diminishing overnight.

We will hold on to a 30% chance for showers again on Friday. The rain chance goes down to 20% on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will move back to the low 90s.

Significant damage reported after Virginia Beach storm

Significant damage reported after Virginia Beach storm

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (WVEC) -- Significant structural damage was reported at the Oceanfront Thursday afternoon as a result of afternoon thunderstorms. Ten people were injured and six of those were transported to the hospital, Beach spokeswoman Amy Valdez told 11Alive's Norfolk sister station WVEC.

Rain chance continues Thursday

Rain chance continues Thursday

We've been tracking a few strong thunderstorms that have been moving through the area today. Most of the heavier storms were south of I-20 and over parts of east Georgia. Some of those storms had 40mph winds and dime size hail. A few isolated showers are still possible during the evening hours.

We will have another chance for showers to redevelop Thursday. These could begin in the mid morning hours but will be more likely in the afternoon and evening. Highs will hold in the upper 80s.

Chris Holcomb named 11Alive Chief Meteorologist

Chris Holcomb named 11Alive Chief Meteorologist

ATLANTA-- It's a well-deserved promotion and a dream come true for a Meteorologist who has lived his whole life in Georgia. Effective immediately Chris Holcomb has been named Chief Meteorologist and will lead the Weather Information Zone at 11Alive.

Chris has been predicting Georgia weather for 26 years. His first job was in Macon Georgia after graduating from UGA In 1991, 23 years ago, Chris started forecasting at 11Alive. Throughout those 23 years he has helped keep us safe through tornadoes, snow, and ice storms.