First Alert Forecast | Scattered storms diminish this evening, but return Tuesday!

Highs in the 80s with high humidity before drier air arrives later this week
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 9:49 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2022 at 5:20 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms that developed in the afternoon heat have - for the most part - pushed well south of Metro Atlanta. Remaining downpours are forecast to diminish through the rest of the evening.

Plan on a mild, somewhat muggy and mostly dry night.

Temperatures bottom-out in the upper 60s and lower 70s in many neighborhoods Monday morning. It’ll be a bit cooler up in the mountains of North Georgia; low to mid-60s are possible across the highest elevations.

Under a mix of sun and clouds, temperatures warm into the low and mid-80s by noon. Another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms develops in the early afternoon. Rain may, initially, focus up in extreme North Georgia before spreading southward through the afternoon and early evening. Like the past few days, a couple storms will produce very heavy rain and frequent lightning.

The risk of severe weather remains low, but not quite zero. A storm, or two, may produce gusty winds and small hail.

But, maybe some changes later this week...

A brief pattern changes appears to be in the works as the workweek comes to an end. A cold front is forecast to sink southward late this week and weekend. Behind it, much drier air is poised to filter southward - into portions of the southeast. Will it feel like fall? No. But, a reprieve from the mugginess is continuing to look possible between Friday and Sunday... along with a drier forecast.

Have a great evening,