Fine Tuning Severe Weather Threat Midweek | News
We are beginning to do some fine tuning on this next storm system that will move in on Wednesday. The computer models are becoming more consistent with bringing this in Wednesday. We are even trying to pinpoint even more of a specific timeline. Right now, it looks like the storms will be most likely in the afternoon hours. That time may fluctuate a little as we keep watching this system develop.
The Storm Prediction Center still has all of north Georgia and metro Atlanta in the "risk" area for severe storms on Wednesday. We are also trying to pinpoint the intensity of the storms, too. Some of the ingredients will be coming together for us to be on alert for severe thunderstorms. Right now, the main threats appear to be from damaging winds. We can't rule out the possibility of an isolated tornado. There will be plenty of warm air ahead of this front. There is plenty of cold air behind it. As those air masses meet, there is sufficient moisture to kick up not only rain, but also some thunderstorms. We also continue to see some instability and a little shear with this to keep us in that "risk" area.
I hesitate to show you the map below. It is the forecast track model for early Wednesday. It shows the line approaching NW Georgia around lunch time. I hesitate to show this because this specific time isn't set in stone. The timeline may change a little. Just be prepared at any time Wednesday for thunderstorms to develop.