Potential for Storms Midweek | News
A developing storm system to our west will move toward us by the middle of the week. Right now, this looks like it was the potential to produce severe thunderstorms as it moves in. Check out the map showing the purple polygon. The Storm Prediciton Center issued this map as their "outlook" for severe potential Wednesday. Right now, parts of west and northwest Georgia are in that "risk" area. I expect that polygon to move more to the east to include more of Georgia.
It is difficult to be too precise with a developing storm system that is still 4+ days out. What we can tell you now, is that this could be similar to a spring like storm system. The air ahead of this front is going to be very warm for this time of year. Highs will be in the 60s Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be able to pull up sufficient Gulf moisture to give us some rain. We will also be fine tuning how much instability and potential shear will be present with this system as it develops. The air behind the front will be much colder. A classic set up for plenty of lift to be available.
We know that we will be fine tuning this forecast over the next few days. We will let you know if there are any changes in timing and intensity as it gets closer to us. Meanwhile, enjoy the next few days as temperatures warm back to the 60s on Monday and Tuesday ahead of the rain.