FIRST ALERT: Scattered afternoon and evening storms on Thursday
The weather action comes ahead of a front that brings less humid air for the weekend
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Scattered showers and thunderstorms will wind down overnight in north Georgia. There is just a 20% chance of rain by sunrise on Thursday. Expect low temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. It will stay mostly cloudy on Thursday with a few showers possible in the morning, and a better chance of showers and thunderstorms from mid to late afternoon through the evening. The high temperature will likely be in the mid 80s - a bit cooler than normal for mid-August. The severe weather risk is not very high, but a few storms could contain gusty winds and hail. There is a lower chance of rain after midnight Thursday night.
The best chance of seeing a few pop-up showers/storms on Friday is south of Atlanta. It will be mostly sunny in north Georgia, partly sunny in Atlanta, and partly to mostly cloudy south of Atlanta. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. Dry air filters into north Georgia Friday night and the temperature will fall into the mid to upper 60s by dawn on Saturday.
The weekend looks great with partly to mostly sunny skies on Saturday, and partly to cloudy skies on Sunday. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s with low humidity for mid-August. The low temperature on Sunday morning will also be in the 60s.
Rain chances increase to about 30% on Monday as the humidity creeps back up and another front approaches. The early outlook for the middle of next week is for another shot of relatively comfortable air which may mean mainly dry skies, highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s.
There are no disturbances in the tropics with a high likelihood of becoming a tropical storm. A system in the eastern Atlantic Ocean has just a 10% chance of development in the next 5 days.
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