We enjoyed a week of below normal temperatures, open window weather at night with very low humidity and a rare string of days with ZERO CHANCE OF RAIN. Most summers never get such a thing.
But it’s still summer and we’re still in Atlanta. So this week the temperature, humidity and chance of rain gradually return to normal (mTw air mass) as the week goes on, but pretty tame for the Dog Days of Summer. “Those lazy, hazy days of summer” as the song says.
Fronts for the most part stall to our North:
See the rainfall amount estimate for the next 3 days favoring the higher terrain:
Likewise the 5-day rainfall amount estimate but building for the Metro area:
The ensemble numerical equations have considerable disagreement on temperatures the next 7-14 days:
I think temperatures will run about 3 degrees either side of normal or average for this time of year the next 7-14 days.
The normal or average chance of rain or a pop-up thunderstorm this time of year is 34%.
The next 7-days it looks like MOST days will have a chance that is normal or below. So more dry than wet the next 7 days but driest the first three.
As of now it looks like August will average out a little warmer and drier than normal but any extremes should not last long.
August is the time to start to keep a regular eye on the tropical storm season in the Atlantic.
This month the soils have been drying out:
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