A lot to watch this week: Rain, Storms, Flurries? | News
After a nice day today, changes begin to set up on Sunday. Those changes beginning with an increase in clouds on Sunday. We will start off with sunshine early, then clouds gradually build in during the day. The rain will stay away for Sunday. Rain will move in on Monday. That's thanks to a developing system to our west that will begin to drop rain in west Georgia overnight Sunday into Monday morning. Those showers will be more likely early. They will taper off a bit Christmas Eve night. Santa and Rudolf will have some clouds, but there will be a break in the rain Monday night for his visit.
Another surge of moisture will move in again on Christmas Day. We will be closely watching this one, because it will have some instability with it. Right now, the Storm Prediction Center is keeping most of the threat for severe weather to the west and south of metro Atlanta. However, this could change over the next couple of days. Right now, it looks like we will have rain with the potential for some thunder. The severe weather threat for the metro area is low for now. (See the "risk" map below that goes through late Tuesday)
Our rainfall estimates indicate that we will see the potential for some pretty good rain. The map above shows the possibility of close to 3 inches of rain for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This isn't a guarantee of that much rain, it just indicates the potential for that much rain.
It gets interesting as the moisture moves out and the cold air moves in. Wednesday night into Thursday morning, some parts of north Georgia could see some snow flurries with that wrap around moisture mixing with the cold air rushing in. It's too early to tell whether or not there would be any accumulations with this, but it's just another thing we'll be watching for you.