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Extreme heat will give way to rain this afternoon

Extreme heat will give way to rain this afternoon

As a storm rolls westward from the Atlantic, some people in the southeastern United States can expect a break from extreme heat by way of drenching thunderstorms over the next few days, but some of the same locations and others can be slammed by flash flooding and gusty winds from storms that become stronger, AccuWeather meteorologists caution. At first glance at satellite photos, a mass of clouds located just north of Hispaniola and just east of the Bahamas might appear to be a large tropical storm. There is a storm located in that region of the Atlantic, but it is situated…
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Georgia braces for ‘relentless rain’

Georgia braces for ‘relentless rain’

Wet weather is forecast to not only put a damper on beach vacations across a corridor of the South-Central and Southeastern states this week, but it could also lead to some trouble spots as the week progresses, AccuWeather meteorologists warn.  “It's time to find an umbrella across the South Central and southeastern states, because we’re talking about some wet weather to come,” AccuWeather On-Air Meteorologist Jessica Pash said. The clash of two air masses will set the stage for persistent drenching downpours across the region, she explained. A cool front that helped to take the edge off of heat and lowered temperatures by 5-10…
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It’s going to be a hot weekend in Georgia

It’s going to be a hot weekend in Georgia

It's going to be a scorcher this weekend throughout Georgia as the state experiences high temperatures combined with high humidity. That combination will make temperatures outside feel like about 106 degrees. The high will actually be around 96 degrees, but humidity will be at a sweltering 96% throughout much of the state. In addition to high temperatures, you can expect about a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. On Sunday, showers and thunderstorms are likely after 4 p.m. The temperature will be about 95 degrees, but it will feel like it…
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Expect relentless rain for the rest of the week in Georgia

Expect relentless rain for the rest of the week in Georgia

AccuWeather meteorologists are warning that a dangerous pattern will continue across the southern United States for much of this week. There will be an ongoing risk of slow-moving and repeating thunderstorms that could unload torrential rainfall with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 12 inches projected in the hardest-hit areas. While initially flooding incidents are expected to occur on a more localized basis, the setup may evolve into a more widespread threat in the coming days.  The overall weather pattern will be much busier than the average summertime pop-up thunderstorms for the Southeastern states and a portion of the South Central states.…
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A tropical depression is about to dump rain on north and central Georgia

A tropical depression is about to dump rain on north and central Georgia

Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and into tonight, mainly over north and east central Georgia. According to the National Weather Service, low pressure east of the Georgia and Florida coasts may develop into a tropical system as it moves west into south and central Georgia bringing areas of very heavy rain tonight and Tuesday. Isolated flooding may occur in heavier rain bands. A few storms could become strong with gusty winds, heavy rainfall and lightning being the primary threats. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected across north and central Georgia from Tuesday through Sunday. A…
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Today’s Weather: Thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon

Today’s Weather: Thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon

North and Central Georgia may see scattered thunderstorms Thursday afternoon into the evening. Some storms could become strong and capable of strong wind gusts and frequent lightning. Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is predicted. Expect partly sunny skies, with a high near 85 and an East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Outlook: Scattered thunderstorms are expected across north and central Georgia from Friday through Wednesday. Some strong to severe storms will be possible each day, with damaging wind gusts. Locally heavy rain and frequent lightning are the primary threats.
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Thunderstorms and flooding expected Tuesday

Thunderstorms and flooding expected Tuesday

The chance for thunderstorms will continue today as the cold front pushes southward across the much of Georgia. Some storms could be strong with locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. Isolated severe storms with strong to damaging winds are possible in the afternoon and evening across portions of central Georgia. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 2 p.m. today across portions of north Georgia, where additional heavy rainfall on top of saturated soils from recent rain over the weekend could add to the flood potential. Tomorrow and the rest of the week The chance for thunderstorms…
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Weather Update: Georgia already getting rain from Tropical Storm Claudette

Weather Update: Georgia already getting rain from Tropical Storm Claudette

Tropical Storm Claudette just made landfall in Louisiana this morning, and the National Weather Service is already reporting that Georgia is feeling the effects of the storm. The weather service says rain from the storm has already been reported in South and Central Georgia and a flash flood watch will be going into effect after 2 p.m. today. What to expect: Georgia is expected to get between two and five inches of rain between this afternoon and Monday morning. For metro Atlanta, and much of Georgia, heavy rain will be arriving this afternoon. Isolated severe storms are expected and there…
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What to expect from this week’s heat wave

What to expect from this week’s heat wave

Temperatures have already been on the rise over the past few days across much of the southeastern U.S. AccuWeather forecasters say it's just the beginning as much of this week will feature mid-summer level heat and humidity, some of which could break some daily records for late May. While temperatures will peak in the 90s for many each afternoon, RealFeel® Temperatures will top out in the 100s for many of the same areas as the combination of sunshine, light winds and some humidity make it feel even hotter. To learn more about the RealFeel Temperature, you can click here. "The heat…
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Tornado warning in effect  For DeKalb and Fulton Counties

Tornado warning in effect For DeKalb and Fulton Counties

A tornado warning has been issued for Fulton and DeKalb Counties until 11:15 a.m. The area effected is central Fulton County and west central DeKalb. Residents in those areas need to take cover. At 10:44 a.m. a tornado producing storm was located over Bankhead, near Atlanta moving East at 35 miles per hour. According to the National Weather Service, radar confirmed an active tornado. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes could be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles could occur. Tree damage is likely. Areas affected include: Atlanta, Decatur, Chamblee, Clarkston,…
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School was open, but buses didn’t run in Berrien County. Here’s why

School was open, but buses didn’t run in Berrien County. Here’s why

Extensive storm damage usually closes or delays school. But in Berrien County, schools were open Monday morning, even though the school system deemed the storm damage too extensive to run school buses. "After consulting with county officials, yesterday’s storms left extensive road damage in areas within our county. For the safety of our students, the decision has been made to not run school buses to and from school on Monday," the school district announced on social media. The school system asked parents to transport students to and from school if they could do it safely. Children who could not be…
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Get ready for a stormy Saturday in Georgia

Get ready for a stormy Saturday in Georgia

Today's cool, dry weather will bring in a strong storm system tomorrow. According to the National Weather Service, some storms could become severe on Saturday with damaging wind as the main threat. Rainfall will also be heavy, and parts of the state could see more than two inches of rain. Storms are expected to push into the state Saturday morning and may re-form in the afternoon. You can expect damaging wind gusts, heavy rainfall and isolated flooding. The weather service also says there is a possibility of a tornado and large hail. North Georgia is at a marginal risk for…
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Expect heavy rain and flooding today in North Georgia

Expect heavy rain and flooding today in North Georgia

One week after a wild stretch of winter weather slammed a large portion of the southern United States with snow, ice and bitterly cold air, some of the same areas are now facing the risk of flooding. The same storm that brought some of the biggest snowfall accumulations of the winter to parts of Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday is expected to reorganize over the South Central states through the end of the week. This system will be followed by a series of storms that are forecast to move along a developing temperature boundary. As rainfall develops and lingers along…
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Days after deadly tornado, Georgia braces for more severe weather

Days after deadly tornado, Georgia braces for more severe weather

As a storm with heavy snow and debilitating ice shifts from the south-central United States to the Northeast region, AccuWeather forecasters say there is the potential for severe thunderstorms, including the risk of isolated tornadoes, in portions of the Southeast that were pummeled by violent weather at the start of the week. A tornado, preliminarily rated as an EF3 by National Weather Service, ripped through the area of Brunswick County in southeastern North Carolina late Monday night, killing three people and injuring at least 10 others. Earlier Monday, an EF2 twister swept through the southwestern Georgia town of Damascus. No deaths were reported, but several…
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News Blog: Snow in Cobb County?

News Blog: Snow in Cobb County?

We were only expecting black ice, but it looks like some parts of Georgia got an incredibly light dusting of snow Tuesday morning. Cobb County government reported snow this morning and said Cobb's Department of Transportation is running routes to pre-treat and check on the roads. The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed the elevated express lanes this morning as a precaution. Below is photo evidence of the snow, provided by Cobb County, just in case you don't believe it or didn't see it.
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