Dramatic weather changes

Our Halloween weather is more trick than treat as a strong cold front will sweep through the area kicking out unseasonably warm weather and replacing it with unseasonably cold temperatures. In the transition more showers likely and an isolated strong thunderstorm possible.

The last time we had rain on Halloween was four years ago 2015.

The worst of the rain and lightning risk come before the heart of the normal PM rush hour and trick or treaters will exchange rain ponchos for a warm jacket or coat.

Temperatures will start to tumble after the lunch hour and winds will gust at times to near 30 mph later today and tonight with temperatures dropping to around 50 by by 6pm and 45 by 8pm with a wind chill factor making it feel like around 38.

An isolated severe thunderstorm with damaging wind is not out of the question but the highest risk looks East of Atlanta.

But even without a thunderstorm thanks to the soggy soils and our old trees, branches or trees can fall even without a severe storm causing a power outage.

The most widespread rain and thunder will come between roughly 10am and 4pm give or take a couple hours, with most of the rain done by 6pm plus or minus a couple hours.

A FLOOD WATCH remains in effect near and North of a line from Carrolton to Athens. Additional rainfall amounts will average a quarter to half an inch but with isolated one-inch amounts possible. See map above.

The National Weather Service has issued a FREEZE WARNING for all of Metro Atlanta from 11 tonight to 10 tomorrow morning.

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By the way I will issue my WINTER OUTLOOK Friday on the radio 95.5 WSB 620, 720 and 820 in the morning.

MODEL ESTIMATED RADAR 10AM:

MODEL RADAR ESTIMATE 1PM:

MODEL RADAR ESTIMATED 3PM:

MODEL ESTIMATED RADAR 6PM:

MODEL SIMULATED RADAR ESTIMATE 8PM:

MODEL PROJECTED TEMPERATURES...

NOON:

5PM:

8PM:

8AM FRIDAY:

FREEZE WARNING IN PURPLE:

A dry and chilly weekend will follow, temperatures around 10 degrees below-normal, with highs in the 50s to low 60s and lows in the 30s.

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