Atlanta Weather Forecast - Thursday Evening - FOX 35 News Orlando

Atlanta Weather Forecast - Thursday Evening


Humid air has returned to north Georgia. And with it…lots of clouds and occasional rain. With a moist upper-level flow from the southwest and a moist low-level flow from the east, the ingredients are in place for an extended spell of unsettled weather. For tonight, clouds will be the rule with scattered showers and possible thunder. Some of the rain will be heavy at times, but the number of showers will diminish some late tonight. Friday morning will feature cloudy skies with only stray showers expected. But as the day progresses, showers and thundershowers will become more numerous. This will keep high temperatures below normal early-August levels. Temperatures will top out in the upper 70s and low 80s.


Disturbances passing by from time to time will kick off new rounds of rain over the weekend. The trend will still hold that showers and thunderstorms will be most numerous in the afternoons and early evenings, however, a few showers cannot be ruled out at any time of day. Just expect that the daily “lull” – relatively speaking – in the rain will be late and night and through the early morning hours. When it isn’t raining, we’ll have mostly cloudy skies both weekend days. The sunshine will peek through occasionally, but clouds and rain will be persistent enough to hold temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s for highs Saturday and Sunday. Storm total rainfall through Sunday doesn’t currently support the need for any Flood Watches or Flash Flood Watches, but this will need to be monitored – especially in the north Georgia mountains where higher amounts over an inch may fall.


By Monday and Tuesday, we will still expect scattered thundershowers. These will be mainly the afternoon variety – with otherwise partly cloudy skies. Since skies will be a little brighter than they will be through the weekend, temperatures will start climbing to higher levels. Highs early in the week will be in the mid to upper 80s. Wednesday’s risk of thundershowers is even lower at 20%. Overall, this will be a partly cloudy day with highs near 90. Thursday will also be partly cloudy and near 90.


We are still keeping close watch on tropical thunderstorms approaching the Lesser Antilles. The Hurricane Hunters flew into the storm late Thursday to investigate the system. At that time, thunderstorms were not vigorous enough to justify tropical depression status. Even so, the National Hurricane Center is still placing this under a 70% probability of development within the next 48 hours. 


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