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FIRST ALERT: Hottest Day of the Year Today, Storms Arrive Tomorrow

Published: May. 5, 2022 at 7:33 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Hot & humid weather continues with near-record highs today. Strong storms are likely tomorrow.

Thursday Forecast:

Hot and humid with partly sunny/ hazy skies. No rain.

High: 89° Average High: 79° Record High: 91° in 1952 Chance of Rain: 90% PM

Near-record highs pushing 90 degrees this afternoon.
Near-record highs pushing 90 degrees this afternoon.(cbs46)

What You Need to Know:

An isolated shower is possible around sunset tonight, but it looks mostly dry until after sunrise tomorrow. A strong cold front brings scattered rain in the morning, and spotty t-storms in the afternoon. Storms move through between 12pm and 5pm.

Scattered t-storms move through between 12pm-5pm.
Scattered t-storms move through between 12pm-5pm.(cbs46)

Right now, we are under a level 2 out of 5 risk for severe weather, meaning a few severe storms are likely. The greatest risks are for lightning, damaging winds and hail. There is a low risk for tornadoes.

Greatest Risks: Lightning, damaging winds & hail.
Greatest Risks: Lightning, damaging winds & hail.(cbs46)