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Rain more likely first half of weekend

Rain more likely first half of weekend

Storms will be a concern, mainly in the first half of your weekend. Rain chance Saturday goes up to 50%. High temperatures will remain warm in the upper 80s.

We will see the rain chances go down on Sunday and Monday back to 20%.

Right now, the models look like we will hold on to a low chance for showers into next week. It stays hot though. Highs will be near 90 by midweek.

Afternoon showers possible all week

Afternoon showers possible all week

This summer-like pattern will continue for the rest of the week. Each day we will have a 20 to 30% chance for isolated thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and frequent lightning. High temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 80s.

Unfortunately, the unsettled weather will continue into the weekend.

More pop-up storms again Tuesday

More pop-up storms again Tuesday

We will start Tuesday with partly to mostly cloudy skies, then more scattered showers and thunderstorms to pop up during the afternoon. Highs will reach the upper 80.

The weather will remain unsettled for the rest of the week with a 20 to 30% chance for scattered thunderstorms during the afternoons.

Scattered storms possible this Memorial Day

Scattered storms possible this Memorial Day

Scattered thunderstorms are forecast to pop up this afternoon. Some of the thunderstorms could have gusty winds and hail. Expect the chance for thunderstorms to last through 9pm, then will die out with the lost of the daytime heating. It will be a hot day as highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

We will start Tuesday with partly to mostly cloudy skies, then more scattered showers and thunderstorms to pop up during the afternoon. Highs will reach the upper 80.

The weather will remain unsettled for the rest of the week with a 20 to 30% chance for scattered thunderstorms during the afternoons.

What you need to know about the Camelopardalid meteor shower

What you need to know about the Camelopardalid meteor shower

The cosmos has aligned, quite literally, for families, space geeks and insomniacs alike, as the Earth is set to intercept a new meteor shower late Friday into Saturday.

The scientists who discovered the cosmic debris say the Camelopardalid shower could be "significant."

Some forecasts show 200 to 1,000 meteors an hour between 2 and 4 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday.

Very warm and mostly nice through Memorial Day

Very warm and mostly nice through Memorial Day

We will see another day with partly sunny skies, but temps will be a little warmer. We could say HOT! Highs this afternoon will reach near 90. There could be a stray showers in our far north counties (Fannin, Union, and Towns). If we see any at all, it will be between the hours of 6 and 9pm, and very isolated.

Look for the same Friday as the front sinks a little farther south, but it will continue to weaken. If we see any showers, they will be north of the city of Atlanta. High temperatures will remain hot Friday (88 degrees).

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Dodge County hit by rare anticyclonic tornado

Dodge County hit by rare anticyclonic tornado

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Ever heard of a tornado that spins in the opposite direction?

Tornadoes usually spin in a counterclockwise direction. A storm survey of an EF-0 tornado that hit Eastman, Georgia Wednesday night showed that the tornado was actually spinning in a "clockwise" motion. That is called an "anticyclonic tornado."

"Our survey team confirmed an EF0 tornado with maximum winds of 80 mph touched down in the south part of Eastman at 1150 pm EDT on May 14th and traveled north approximately 1.75 miles through town. As illustrated below, the storm exhibited anticyclonic (clockwise) rotation, a very rare phenomenon since the vast majority of tornadoes rotate cyclonically (counter-clockwise)," said National Weather Service forecasters in a post on their Facebook page.