Monitoring Radar for Potential for Severe T-Storms-2:40pm Radar Check | News
We have a pretty good cloud cover over us this afternoon. We are seeing some thinning in that cloud cover to allow some sunshine to filter through at times. Most areas are dry early this afternoon. See the radar picture above from 2:40pm that shows a shower with a little thunder and lightning up I-75 in northern Bartow County. It is drifting to the SE at about 5-10mph.
The Storm Prediction Center has us in the "slight" risk category for the potential for severe weather this afternoon. So far, the atmosphere is pretty stable, thanks to the remnants from a mesoscale convective complex that was in Tennessee last night. That held together enough to spread some showers into NW Georgia this morning and then they started falling apart as they moved into Atlanta. That additional cloud cover and showers early this morning, kept us a little cooler and more stable so far this afternoon.
As we see a little sun trying to break through and we get a little more heating, we still have the potential for some thunderstorms to develop. Some of those could get to severe limits. The main threats would be heavy rain, intense lightning, damaging winds and small hail. The timing would be late afternoon into the evening hours.