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More sun, fewer storms rest of this week

More sun, fewer storms rest of this week

Some drier air will work in for Wednesday, so we should receive a little more sunshine. Still the potential for afternoon thunderstorms (30% chance).

The chance for showers and thunderstorm will continue to drop Thursday and Friday (20%), but temps will go up. Around 90 degree both days.

Sun pops off three X-class flares in past two days

Sun pops off three X-class flares in past two days

(WXIA) – The sun has peeled off three X-class solar flares in the past two days – the most powerful class of flare, which has the potential to disrupt communications here on Earth if they were to hit head-on.

The first flare was a category X2.2 flare at 7:42 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday, while just over an hour later, a second flare of magnitude X1.5 was released from the sun's surface.

Explosion from the sun could deal us a glancing blow

Explosion from the sun could deal us a glancing blow

(NBC) -- A massive formation on the sun made of super-hot magnetic plasma erupted this week in an explosive solar storm captured on video by NASA spacecraft.

The huge plasma tendril, known as a solar filament, erupted on Wednesday, blowing part of itself out into space in what astronomers call a coronal mass ejection, or CME. NASA's powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded video of the solar filament eruption while the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory tracked the subsequent CME.

Astronomer Tony Phillips of SpaceWeather.com, a website that tracks solar flare events, wrote in a post Thursday that amateur and professional astronomers had watched the filament for more than a week to see how it would meet its end.

Scattered storms on and off all day

Scattered storms on and off all day

The trend is the storms moving into Georgia today are weakening and will fall apart before reaching the Atlanta metro counties.

Expect more scattered showers and thunderstorms to pop up again this afternoon. It will be hot and humid as highs reach near 90 degrees.

The unsettled weather will continue as a cold front drops into the state, then stalls and serves as the trigger for afternoon scattered thunderstorms. Although the storms are not expected to be severe, some of the storms could have gusty winds, frequent lightning, and hail.

Mostly sunny today with chance of stronger storms coming Thursday

Mostly sunny today with chance of stronger storms coming Thursday

The scattered showers and thunderstorms will return to the forecast tonight as a weak disturbance moves closer to the area. Look for a 30% chance, which means not everyone will see wet weather. The storms will begin in our northern most counties, then move down to the metro area.

Today, we'll see mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of pop-up storms.We are not expecting the storms to be severe, but some of the storms could produce frequent lightning, and gusty winds. The high will be 88.

Heavy rain but nothing severe expected today

Heavy rain but nothing severe expected today

The scattered showers and thunderstorms will return to the forecast for this afternoon as a weak disturbance moves closer to the area. Look for a 30% chance, which means not everyone will see wet weather. The storms will begin in our northern most counties, then move down to the metro area. The storms will diminish with the loss of the daytime heating.

We are not expecting the storms to be severe, but some of the storms could produce frequent lightning, and gusty winds.

Dry today - rain returns Tuesday

Dry today - rain returns Tuesday

Today will be the first dry day for much of the state. It will still be mostly cloudy, and a few isolated showers are possible in extreme West and South Georgia, but everyone else will remain dry. High temperatures go up slightly to the low 80s, but still a few degrees below normal. Winds from the East around 10mph, gusting to 15mph.

Tuesday will bring a 30% rain chance again for much of the state with temperatures getting closer to normal in the low to mid 80s.

The rain chance goes back to 20% for the rest of the week with temperatures rising to 90 for Thursday and Friday.