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3:45pm Radar Check
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3:45pm Radar Check

So far, we've only had a few showers pop up in the north Georgia area this afternoon.  The strongest storm was down near Heard and Troup counties.  That storm had 40mph winds and pea size hail.  It was slowly drifting to the south and raining itself out.  There was another storm along the Georgia/Alabama line that brought some heavy rain and lightning near Polk and Haralson County.  The main part of that storm is now over in east Alabama.  There has also been a few showers in the north Georgia mountains.

We still have the possibility of a few showers popping up this afternoon and evening.  I think the best chances will be in west Georgia and far north Georgia.  Most of the metro area will stay dry tonight.

This is always a difficult time for forecasting.  When you have heat and humidity that build up a few showers, it's hard to tell exactly where they will bubble up.  It's like watching a pot of water just as it begins to boil.  It's hard to tell exactly where that first bubble is going to form.  We often look for boundaries that are the most likely areas for storms to pop.  This afternoon, I think that's in west and far north Georgia.

Temps so far have been a little lower than yesterday.  Yesterday's high was 89.  Today, we've held in the lower to mid 80s across the region.  We will continue to see improvements.  Friday's highs will hold in the mid 80s and even some low to mid 80s for the weekend.  The morning lows will be a little more refreshing for the weekend, too.  We will wake up to temps in the low 60s.  Also, dewpoints will go down.  That means it won't be as humid.  We are having big discussions in the Weather Information Zone as to whether or not we should keep the weekend a 10, or bump it up to an 11 on the WIZometer!  So far, I'm keeping it at a 10.  The east wind will mix a few clouds with the sun, keeping it from being "perfect!."

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