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Atlanta Weather | Flooding

Atlanta Weather | Flooding

 

We have been talking a lot about Flooding and Flash Flooding happening around our area. Although we are expecting isolated showers this week, they are not expect to be wide spread or drop heavy amounts. But certainly the rain is not over. In fact we are still more than a month and a half away from the peak of hurricane season. So being prepared is key!

Floods are one of most common hazards in the United States, however not all floods are alike. Some floods develop slowly, while others such as a flash flood can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain. Additionally, floods can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states.

Here’s more info from FEMA Ready:

Atlanta Weather | Heat Coming

Atlanta Weather | Heat Coming

While temperatures will be cool in the East and the West to start the weekend, things will heat up to start off the new week.

On Saturday, the hot zone will be in the center of the country, with over 100-degree temperatures from Nebraska to southern Texas.

When Lightning Strikes a Person

When Lightning Strikes a Person

What you are looking at above is called Lichtenberg figures and it happens when a person is struck by lightning. The name comes from the German physicist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg who studies fractals caused by electrical discharge. He noticed that when lightning struck something, it always discharged in a fractal manner... In other words as all the electricity was trying to dissipate, it branched out and branched out and branched until the charge was gone. He studied this on insulated objects and the ground, but later it was discovered that it happened in people too!

Severe Storms Popping Up Across Metro

Severe Storms Popping Up Across Metro

A very slow moving front is now moving through N Georgia this afternoon and is helping to focus all the moisture and instability across the area. Severe storms have popped up across the metro and will continue to pulse up and down until the sun goes down. The front is oriented from the NE near Clayton to the SW near LaGrange. The latest computer models are showing these storms slowly winding down around 7pm tonight. If you do get under one of these storms you can expect frequent lightning, heavy rain, and in some of the stronger storms there could be some small hail. I'll keep you posted!

Atlanta Weather | Rain Chances This Weekend

Atlanta Weather | Rain Chances This Weekend

Unfortunately more rounds of rain and the possibility of flash flooding will continue this weekend due in part to the remnants of Chantal.
An upper low, positioned over the Tennessee Valley today will retrograde West Saturday bringing in a flow of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The flow of moisture will increase our chances for rain which could be heavy at times.
The ground is saturated throughout the state, so any amount of rain will cause flash flooding in some spots. At this time it appears the heaviest showers could be around on Sunday. Temperatures will be below average due to the increased cloud cover and rain.
Skies will dry out as we head into next week.

How the Remnants of Chantal is Changing the Forecast for this Weekend

How the Remnants of Chantal is Changing the Forecast for this Weekend

Ughhhh, I know this is not what you want to hear but there are changes for the worse for the weekend thanks to the remnants of Chantal. It will mainly affect us staring late on Saturday but it could last through most of Sunday,... Here is the setup and you can follow down below with the images..

Atlanta Weather | Flash Flood Watch Today

Atlanta Weather | Flash Flood Watch Today
A very slow moving cold front will drop into the area today, bringing more showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms will drop some heavy rain and frequent lightning. A half inch to an inch of rain possible. As much as 2 inches possible in some localized areas. A Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect through tonight. With so much rain, and ground already saturated, it will not take much rain to cause flooding and for some trees to fall.The good news in the forecast is that the front should move far enough south that we will dry out for the next two days.