These warm, sunny, beautiful spring days are about to come to an end.
“It looks like an active week of weather changes coming up,” says WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish. “Many of them change to the ugly side, certainly compared to the weather we’ve been enjoying lately.”
After one more decent day on Monday, look for rain, heavy thunderstorms, the possibility of severe weather and then chiller than normal temperatures are all possible in the next five days.
Monday should be ok. Unless you are in the 40 percent that sees an isolated shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon or early evening, expect highs around 80. The chance of storms goes up for Atlanta overnight, but most of the severe stuff should be in Northwest Georgia tonight.
Then the big story comes on Tuesday.
Most everyone will experience heavy showers or thunderstorms on Tuesday.
“Some could be severe,” says Mellish.
While the severe weather is possible, the heavy rain is very likely and some creek and river flooding is possible. The National Weather Service posts a Flood Watch for all of North and Central Georgia from Midnight Tuesday to 2 am Thursday.
Temperatures will fall back into the mid-70s with lows in the mid-60s.
The rain does not leave us once we get to Wednesday. Mellish is calling for more showers and thundershowers. Highs will stay in the low to mid-70s, with lows dropping into the low to mid-50s.
Kirk says the rain chance drops down to 20 percent for Thursday or Friday. You still might need a light jacket though. Highs will drop down into the upper-60s, with lows in the mid to upper 40s.
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