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Tracking showers to the west moving toward Georgia
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Tracking showers to the west moving toward Georgia

We've had a pretty good coverage of clouds in the area today.  We've been seeing a little more sunshine breaking through those clouds at times this afternoon.  The clouds will fill back in this evening and tonight with some rain to follow.

We are tracking this next system that is moving our way from the west.  Right now, it doesn't look too impressive on radar.  The showers will begin to multiply and get a little stronger.  The main energy with this system will remain to the west of us on Sunday.  Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana will be in a "slight" risk for severe thunderstorms Sunday.  The main threats would be strong winds there.  Earlier this morning, we were talking about that "slight" risk area just crossing over the state line into west Georgia.  The storm prediciton center has now revised that "risk" area and it storps right at the GA/AL line.  We will still have the potential to hear some thunder or see some lightning.  Right now, it looks as if the threat for severe thunderstorms will stay to the west.\

The main threat will be some pretty good rainfall amounts.  We will see waves of rain traveling through Georgia ahead of a cold front.  Many areas could see close to an inch of rain before it all ends later on Monday.  There will be some localized areas especially to the north and west of metro Atlanta that will pick up more than an inch.

This is some much needed rain.  Right now, we are running just under 16 inches below average in rainfall for the year.  This rain moving toward us will help a little, but it definitely will not wipe out that deficit.

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