Good Soaking Rain on the Way | News
It was a hot one today! We topped off at 87 Saturday afternoon. That was about 4 degrees above average for today's date. We had a few clouds that mixed in with the sun during the afternoon hours. At times, some of those clouds looked a little threatening, but we didn't get any rain out of them. We will eventually get some rain. Some of the rain totals will be pretty impressive.
We have a couple of things to watch over the next few days. First, a shortwave to the south and west of us will move toward Georgia. That will bring plenty of moisture our way. We will see only about a 30% chance of a shower late Sunday. The best rain chances come in on Monday and Tuesday. The heaviest rain will time out in the area late Monday into early Tuesday. On average, we will have between 1 and 2 inches of rain before it ends late Tuesday. Check the map above. It shows the rain potential with this system. It is showing a large area of north Georgia between 2 and 3 inches of rain. I'm still leaning more toward the 1-2 inch rain for most of us.
The storm threat is minimal. There may be a few thunderstorms embedded within the rain. The chance for severe weather is very low.
The second feature that we are watching is a cold front that moves in late Tuesday into Wednesday. That front will push out the rain and pull in some cooler air. This cool surge will be a little cooler than the one we had last weekend. Remember last Sunday (9/9) it got down to 59 degrees. We will be a little lower than that on Wednesday and Thursday morning when temps move down to the mid 50s. Afternoon highs midweek will be in the mid 70s. We will get back to the lower 80s on Friday and Saturday.