A very unsettled weather pattern is forming over the southeast United States and the Tennessee Valley. Expect periods of rain through Christmas, along with some storms. Temperatures will be unusually warm for the next several days.
Wednesday brings showers with scattered afternoon storms and highs close to 70° in the city. Storms are more likely to happen tonight with lows in the lower 60s. Some storms could become strong/severe in spots, producing gusty straight-line winds and/or hail. Also, heavy downpours may lead to localized flooding.
Officially, a Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for all of north Georgia and remains in effect until Christmas night.
Showers and storms fade a bit through the day Thursday with highs in the lower 70s, lows in the lower 60s.
Scattered showers can't be ruled out for Christmas day with near record highs in the lower 70s. The record is 75° in 1955. Normal high is 50°.
The weekend looks drier for now with only isolated showers. Highs stay warm in the lower 70s with lows in the lower 60s.
Then higher rain chances of rain return next week.
For the latest, download the WRCB weather app. - Nick Austin