How will Harvey impact Atlanta? - CBS46 News


How will Harvey impact Atlanta?

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As Harvey continues to move northeast through the eastern U.S., moisture from the system will continue to produce rain in north Georgia and metro Atlanta. 

You'll continue to see scattered rain Thursday and Friday. While it won't be a wash out, or nearly as bad as what Houston has seen, off-and-on rain is expected to end the week.

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Wednesday's rain came without storms in metro Atlanta because it was relatively cooler, which creates a stable atmosphere not supportive of thunderstorms. While mostly rain is expected Thursday and Friday, slightly warmer air will create a risk for isolated thunder. 


In addition to isolated thunder being possible to end the week, Harvey will get close enough to Georgia to provide an enhanced risk of isolated tornadoes, particularly in northwest Georgia.

A severe weather outbreak isn't expected, but an isolated tornado -- even without a storm -- will be possible in northwest Georgia as Harvey passes by Thursday. 

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The latest models are suggesting at least 2 inches of rain possible in north Georgia through the end of the week, with isolated higher amounts. While that's plenty of rain, it's not nearly the 50 inches reported in the Houston area.

There are currently no flood alerts for north Georgia, however, keep up-to-date with CBS46 and for any changes to your forecast. 

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There are several was you can help those affected by Harvey: visit, call 1-800-HELP-NOW (1-800-435-7669) or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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