Rain/Some Storms Arrive Thursday | News
Another storm system developing to the west is getting its act together and moving toward Georgia. We will see a few showers developing ahead of the front that will begin early Thursday. The main line of storms will pass through during the afternoon. It's this main line that has the potential to develop a few thundershowers. From Atlanta northward, this looks like rain with some general thundershowers. There will be a little more instability and heating south of Atlanta down into central Georgia. It's in this area, that some of the storms could reach severe criteria. The main threat with these storms would be strong winds.
Rain totals with this system aren't too impressive. We could see a half inch to an inch of rain. It's a pretty quick mover, so it's not going to have a lot of time to dump a lot of rain. This is associated with a cold front. This front will have some really cold air with it. The colder air will start to move in Thursday night. The wind is really going to kick up behind this front, too. We have a wind advisory in effect for Friday. Winds will whip up between 20-30mph with some higher gusts at times. These are the kinds of winds that can blow some wreaths and Christmas decorations into your neighbors' yards!
The brisk northwest wind will usher in some cold air. We will wake up Friday morning to temperatures near freezing. With the wind, it will feel like it is in the teens. We will have plenty of sunshine Friday, but high temps will only top off at 46 in the afternoon. Saturday morning will start in the 20s with highs rebounding into the low 50s.
Right now, Christmas Eve looks mostly cloudy with some light showers moving in late. Christmas Day, we will have a 40% chance of some showers. The best chance of rain is on the day after Christmas.