ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day
80°
Partly Cloudy T-storms
H 90° L 70°
  • cloudy-day
    80°
    Current Conditions
    Partly Cloudy T-storms. H 90° L 70°
  • partly-cloudy-tstorms-day
    90°
    Today
    Partly Cloudy T-storms. H 90° L 70°
  • clear-day
    90°
    Tomorrow
    Mostly Clear. H 90° L 70°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Wsb news on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Wsb traffic on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Wsb weather on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

Weather
Heat Wave will start breaking soon
Close

Heat Wave will start breaking soon

Heat Wave will start breaking soon

Heat Wave will start breaking soon

A few more days of near record heat but then it begins to back down A LITTLE after mid-week. However, temperatures WILL continue to be warmer than average for another couple weeks, just less extreme. 

Six consecutive days of 90 or higher and more to come. Also, most of the area has not had rain in 16 days and counting. 

Close

Heat Wave will start breaking some

Only the lucky will get any shower or thunderstorm the next 7 days as the humidity levels remain modest.

Most of us stay dry and irrigation of lawns, gardens, and farms will be needed as drought expands. 

The chance of a shower or thunderstorm will increase after June 3rd or so, BUT still with odds lower than normal for this time of year. 

It looks like we will have to wait until AFTER June 5/6 or so before we can get back to a more normal chance of those pop-up afternoon and evening thunderstorms Atlanta is famous for in the Summer as the humidity rises. 

This means we are going to have a long relentlessly hot brutal summer of extreme heat right?

NOPE. It does not have to mean that as we have had early heat waves in the past and the summer has gone on to be fairly normal or just a little above average. 

It does NOT look like a cool summer by any means, but for now it looks like we will go back and forth between normal heat and above-normal heat. So there will be more heat waves and dry spells to come during the rest of summer, but doesn’t look non-stop at least not yet.

So yes a warmer than normal summer IS expected with rainfall near-normal to a little below-normal. 

IF however, we stay drier than normal for another few weeks or more, that would tip the scales for us have an above average number of mid 90 to 100 degree days!

NOTICE how the the jet stream pattern changes between Memorial Day and the start of June as the flow pattern “flattens out” and the high pressure height levels of the extreme upper-level heat ridge over the Southeast breaks down:

500 MB Jet Stream ECMWF MODEL:

Close

5m

Close

5j

Close

naefs

CAS MODEL SUMMER OUTLOOK:

Close

cas

EL NINO

The ENSO state continues to be in the very weak El Nino to neutral zone and forecast to remain so through summer:

Close

el

This suggests minimal impact on the coming hurricane season so I would expect the number of tropical cyclones to be around average on a par with last season but I think odds of a little above normal number of storms is greater than the odds of a below average number of systems, but data next month should help clarify the outlook.

For more follow me on Twitter @MellishMeterWSB.

Close

ht

Close

Heat Wave will start breaking some

Close

Heat Wave will start breaking some

Close

Heat Wave will start breaking some

Close

Heat Wave will start breaking some

Close

Heat Wave will start breaking some

Close

Heat Wave will start breaking some

Have a nice day and thanks for listening to my reports on AM750 and 955FM WSB Radio, reading my blog and checking my online 5-day forecast at wsbradio.com 

Read More

News

  • Deputies routinely pull over speeders. However, a Florida deputy had the opposite issue when traffic was slowed down by a gopher tortoise taking a leisurely stroll along the highway. >> Read more trending news  Deputy Leonard Fontenot 'conducted a traffic stop' on the animal for 'impeding traffic flow,' officials with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office wrote in a Facebook post published Friday. The result was a selfie with Fontenot and the tortoise. The tortoise was trudging along the Nocatee Parkway south of Jacksonville when Fontenot approached the 'Gopherus Genus, exact age unknown.' According to the Facebook post, the tortoise 'failed to clear the roadway' when asked to do so by Fontentot. But after a 'heartfelt conversation' about risks of walking on a roadway while vehicles sped past, the tortoise was released. 'Gopherus was cooperative during the remainder of my encounter with him, so I chose to use discretion and let him go with a warning,' Fontenot was quoted in the Facebook post. 'In fact, our interaction was so positive, we posed for a selfie together!' Gopher tortoises, actually known as Gopherus polyphemus, and their burrows are protected by state law, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The animal can live between 40 to 60 years in the wild and more than 90 years in captivity, according to the commission's website.
  • Friends and family are asking for the public's help after they say 23-year-old University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck went missing after taking a Lyft ride from an airport. In a news release, the Salt Lake City Police Department said Lueck returned to Salt Lake City after visiting family on June 17. She took a Lyft from Salt Lake City Airport to an address in North Salt Lake, Utah, early Monday morning.  The Salt Lake Tribune reported that Lueck was in her home state of California for her grandmother's funeral. When she returned to Salt Lake City, she texted her parents around 1 a.m. Lueck's parents reported her missing Thursday afternoon, according to the publication. She is 5 feet, 6 inches tall with blond, medium-length hair and weighs about 120 lbs, KUTV reported. CBS News reported that her best friend, Juliana Cauley, said Lueck doesn't live in North Salt Lake and she doesn't know why she went there.  >> Read more trending news  'SLCPD has been conducting a missing persons investigation and have spoken with both Lyft as well as the Lyft driver,' the department said in the news release. 'Lyft and their driver have cooperated with the investigation.' “We don’t have anyone searching any particular area right now because we don’t have any credible evidence of where she might be,' Sgt. Brandon Shearer told The Salt Lake Tribune. A representative for Lyft told CBS News there were no irregularities with Lueck's ride and that it ended at the destination she entered on the app and the driver continue to pick up and drop off other customers right after Lueck arrived at her destination. 'We recognize how scary this must be for those who know and love Ms. Lueck,' Lyft said in a statement to KSTU. 'The safety of our community is fundamental to Lyft and we are actively assisting law enforcement with their investigation.' 'Our primary goal is to find Mackenzie and bring her home,' Lueck's family said in a statement to KUTV. 'Her family is grateful for the concern, prayers and the tireless efforts of the Salt Lake City Police and members of the community.' 'The SLCPD has not discovered any information that would lead us to believe that Mackenzie has been harmed or is in danger at this time,' the department said. 'Detectives are concerned for Mackenzie’s welfare. If anyone has any information on Mackenzie or where she may be, please contact SLCPD at (801)799-3000 re: case 19-111129.
  • A 25-year-old Texas man was electrocuted early Sunday after possibly trying to steal copper from a transformer on a telephone pole in Dallas, police said. >> Read more trending news  Gabrield Monjaraz, was found dead by police about 30 feet away from the transformer after authorities responded to a 911 caller at 3:12 a.m. who said she heard gunshots, WFAA reported. When first responders arrived, they thought Monjaraz had been hit by a vehicle, The Dallas Morning News reported. However, the Dallas County medical examiner determined Monjaraz had been electrocuted. >> Alabama man electrocuted while stealing electricity, sheriff says After investigating the scene, police found Monjaraz was wearing rubber gloves and the nearby transformer had black marks on it, KTVT reported.
  • Topgolf wants to build a new driving range in Gwinnett. The golf range company has been long suspected as the “golf entertainment complex” proposed for the forthcoming Exchange at Gwinnett mixed-use development. Those suspicions were confirmed when the Texas company filed permit applications with the county planning and development department on May 30. MORE | Brewery, food hall proposed for new development near Mall of Georgia READ | Gwinnett greenlights big mixed-use project near Mall of Georgia Topgolf is a popular driving range company that offers a video game-like experience to players featuring colorfully lit targets and microchipped golf balls. The ranges also feature bars and arcade games. There are currently two metro Atlanta Topgolf locations: one near Atlantic Station in Atlanta and another in Alpharetta. The 14-acre range would be part of the Exchange at Gwinnett, a 64-acre mixed-use development near the Mall of Georgia and Coolray Field. Plans including the “golf entertainment complex” that could become Topgolf have already been approved. Initial plans also included 500 apartments, restaurants, retail space, a hotel and a fitness center. A plan for an additional 34.5 acres including a food hall, brewery space and rooftop bar have been recommended for approval by the county and will likely see a public hearing on July 2. The additional space would also include a medical building, movie theater and 500 more apartments, taking the total number of living units to 1,000.  The planning and development department has not yet made a recommendation for approval or denial regarding the Topgolf permit applications to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. Like Gwinnett County News on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter and InstagramStay up to the minute with breaking news on Channel 2 Action News This Morning
  • An estate sale purchase has shined a new light on the cleanup efforts that followed in the weeks and months after the attacks on September 11. CD-ROMS containing thousands of photos of Ground Zero recovery were recently purchased at an estate sale.  Now the photos show the damage and devastation left behind after hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 11 and United Flight 175 into the Twin Towers 18 minutes apart. Dr. Johnathan Burgess told the BBC his partner found the photos at the sale. “Generally these items are neglected at sales. It’s very likely these would be in a dumpster by now had we not gone,” Burgess told the BBC. >> Read more trending news  Jason Scott was able to upload the photos to Flickr after a CD recovery service was able to save the images. “It’s a miracle the discs transferred so well. CD-ROMS of that age are pretty spotty,” Scott said. >>Photos: New images from Ground Zero discovered on CD-Rom bought at estate sale Now the pair have a mystery to solve: Who took the photos? Burgess and Scott have not found the photographer and the person’s relatives. The CDs were bought at the sale in Massachusetts and were originally purchased to collect and archive vintage media, WCBS reported. Most of the photos that were bought were images of babies and vacations. The images from Ground Zero were believed to have been taken by a construction or recovery worker, WCBS reported. If anyone knows who took the photos, they’re being asked to contact Burgess and Scott at gzphotos@texfiles.com.
  • The beginning of summer means more barbecues, but a South Florida cookout nearly turned deadly Sunday afternoon when flames from a grill engulfed a couple's townhome. >> Read more trending news  According to Broward County Sheriff's Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Michael B, Kane, the couple was grilling steaks on the patio of their single-story townhome in Deerfield Beach, the Sun-Sentinel reported. “The home is totally gutted,” Kane told the newspaper. “It’s pretty much a loss at this point.” >> 6 tips for safe and fun summer grilling Kane said the man was flipping steaks on the rear patio of his home when 'The flames spread out of control” toward the townhome. “He was in very close proximity to the home with his grill,” Kane told the Sun-Sentinel. The man immediately called 911, and about 30 firefighters arrived to find flames burning through the roof of the townhome, WSVN reported.  It took firefighters about 30 minutes to put out the blaze, the Miami Herald reported. >> What to know about propane safety before firing up gas grill The man and woman managed to evacuate unharmed, Kane told reporters. They are staying with 'friends and family nearby,' Kane said. Grilling can be a fun experience, but Kane said residents should be aware of the risks and be prepared. “A fire can grow to double its size every 60 seconds,” Kane told the Herald. “Residents are encouraged to have an escape plan in the event of a fire or other emergency.”