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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. 

A "Chilly" Weekend Morning Coming

A "Chilly" Weekend Morning Coming

The coolest air in quite some time is heading down in this direction and it is going to send parts of N Georgia into the upper 50's for overnight lows. No, I am not talking about Atlanta, we will be seeing overnight temps for Friday night into Saturday morning into the mid 60's. But in the mountains like Clayton, Blue Ridge, and Ellijay they could see temps in the upper 50's by early morning!! Highs Saturday afternoon will be in the mid 80's with low humidity as well!

Storms Rolling in from Tennessee

Storms Rolling in from Tennessee

There are some big pre-frontal storms that are moving in from TN tonight that contain very heavy rain, gusty winds, and intense lightning. At the last check the storms had 1900 strikes in 15 minutes. Although these storms have increased a bit in intensity and might even pulse up a bit more in the next 15-20 minutes, I expect them go go through a major weakening trend as they drop south. There are 3 main reasons:

#1 Look below at the chart labled "Cape", this is instability and you can see that it goes way down as it gets closer to the metro area. This will allow those storms to weaken.

#2 Upper level winds are garbage, and they converge over the metro area.... in English what this means is the winds slow down as you go towards the south in the mid levels. That means through conservation of mass the air must go down, limiting storms from getting stronger.

Severe T-Storms Across Parts of the Metro This Afternoon

Severe T-Storms Across Parts of the Metro This Afternoon

Severe storms have popped up across parts of the metro area this afternoon during the heat of the day. There is a cold front to the north across parts of the midwest that will be dropping south over the next 2 days that will help to focus some of the moisture that is pooled across the region. We can expect strong to severe storms today across the entire area, then more tomorrow. The should settle down once the sun goes down. They will be moving from the North to the South. The main threat will be wind and some small hail.

Tropical Storm Chantal 2pm Update

Tropical Storm Chantal 2pm Update

So Chatal is now up in wind speed to 65 mph and it moving rather quicly to the WNW at 25mph. The storm is not in a favorable environment for develpment due to the massive amount shear it will encounter from a strong sub tropical jet stream that can be seen on the water vapor loop in the upper left hand corner. None the less the NHC has Chantal moving towards Florida as a weak tropical storm and it should remain out to sea. AS of this point in time I do not see it affecting us here in Georgia,

Here is the latest advisory from the NHC:

...A LITTLE STRONGER CHANTAL MOVING RAPIDLY AWAY FROM THE LESSER

ANTILLES AND INTO THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA...

 

SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...14.8N 62.7W

ABOUT 335 MI...540 KM SE OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 29 MPH...46 KM/H

Atlanta Weather | Tropical Update

Atlanta Weather | Tropical Update

We are continuing to follow the movement of T.S. Chantel as the storm heads toward Barbados this morning.
The storm will head toward the Leeward and Windward islands with tropical storm conditions, then head toward U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico tonight. By Wednesday, Chantel heads toward Haiti and the Dominican Republic Wednesday and Thursday. The storm continues up along the Bahamas over the weekend, and  the question remains will the storm make a turn toward the east coast.

What is that Big White Streak in This Pic?

What is that Big White Streak in This Pic?

It is a hail track!!! on July 6th in Airdrie, Alberta a massive flash hailstorm moved through the town and dumped hail that was up to 6 inches deep in some spots!! The storm tracked along for about 15-20 miles and then quickly dicipated leaving behind a 15 mile long, 2-3 mile wide hail track!! Cool huh?