Storms late tonight
Good Thursday. Skies will be mostly cloudy today with winds picking up through the day ahead of a cold front. We will also be warm ahead of the front with highs in the low 80s. I don't expect any rain until late tonight, then a line of strong storms will move through between 10 and 11 pm. There is a very low risk (5%) of severe storms producing damaging winds. The tornado risk is even lower, about a 2% chance in northwest Georgia. We will watch the storms closely tonight, but the further south and west you are the better your chance for severe storms. I would expect about an inch of rain with these storms.
The storms will end after about 4 or 5 am Friday, and the rest of the day will be cool and cloudy with on and off lingering showers. The high will only reach a jacket-worthy 59 degrees. Saturday will be chilly all day. Temps will range from 42 in the morning to 58 in the afternoon. Low pressure will park over us Saturday keeping on and off showers in the forecast all day.
Easter Sunday looks like it will start cool and cloudy with a low of 43. As the low pressure finally moves out, we could even see a lingering sprinkle or two during the early morning. The chance of rain will end completely, however, by the afternoon, and it should be a good one as we warm to 77 degrees with clearing skies.
Next week will start warm and dry with temps in the low to mid-80s through at least Wednesday.
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