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Friday Atlanta Weather Outlook

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 10am Friday for northeast Georgia.  We've had a few reports of sleet mixing in with some of this rain in north Georgia as the rain moved in. Temperatures are above freezing at the surface, so it is melting when it hits the ground.  This has mainly been a cold rain during the evening hours. 

Counties in the advisory until 10 a.m. Friday include: Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Towns, Union and White.

As more of this cold air comes in from the northeast at the same time moisture pushes in from the southwest, there is a chance for some sleet or snow to mix in in northeast Georgia.  The potential exists for some accumulating snow in parts of the north Georgia mountains from this evening through Friday morning.

Widespread 1-2 inches may occur in portions of northeast Georgia, with 2-3 inches in elevations above 2,500 feet.  Those 2-3 inch totals will be rare. 

Thursday Atlanta Weather Outlook

It will be much different on Thursday.  We will start off with cloudy skies.  It will remain cloudy throughout the day with rain returning around lunchtime.  It will also be chilly.  High temperatures will hold in the 40s on Thursday.  We have a "wedge" setting up.  An east wind will keep us cool with that shallow layer of cold air.  At the same time, moisture from the southwest will move in over it.  It's going to be a soggy cool day.

The rain now looks like it will linger until early afternoon on Friday. We will dry out for the second half of the day Friday with temperatures up to 58.  The weekend still looks good.  We will have more sunshine with a high in the mid to upper 60s for the weekend!

Atlanta Weather | Wednesday's Forecast

Atlanta Weather | Wednesday's Forecast

Clouds are hanging on again today. We are expecting a few breaks in the clouds this afternoon, but only briefly. High are forecast to reach the low to mid 50s. Slight chance for a shower.
Better chance for showers Thursday as an area of low pressure will move east along the Gulf coast. The low will move up the east coast keeping the chance for showers in the area through Friday morning. 

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - An asteroid is headed this way. But even though it will come closer than the moon, astronomers say it will pose no danger.

The newly discovered asteroid, called 2014 DX110, will hurtle between the moon and Earth on Wednesday. DX110 will pass an estimated 217,000 miles from Earth.

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Wednesday Atlanta Weather Outlook

It will remain cold tonight.  The light rain south and east of Atlanta will be ending overnight.  The rain amounts are very light.  Temperatures will remain above freezing as the moisture moves in.

Things start to improve on Wednesday after a cold start.  The clouds will begin to break up around lunchtime to let a little more sun shine through.  That will also help our temperatures warm to the mid 50s.

We have a better chance for some rain later on Thursday.  That will linger into Friday morning.  Once that moves out, we will clear out Friday and get warmer for the weekend.  High temps both Saturday and Sunday will be in the upper 60s with mostly sunny skies. 

Atlanta Weather | Rain Chance Increasing

Atlanta Weather | Rain Chance Increasing

   

 

It will look more like Seattle here over the next few days as the clouds will be hanging around. The chance for rain will also be on the increase over the next couple of days.
A system will form near the Texas coast and deepen as it slides east toward the pan handle of Florida. As it moves closer to the area, the chance of showers will increase, right now best chance for the precip will be Thursday. The temps will be warm enough to support all rain. Up to an inch of rain is possible at this time. The computer models differ on the timing of system. While most agree on the rain over the area on Thursday, some have it clearing the area Thursday evening, and others keep the moisture around through Friday morning. We will fine tune that as we get closer to the event.

Temperatures are expected to remain below average thanks to the clouds and rain chances.