Monitoring heavy rain and storms Saturday morning, dry weather Sunday

A storm system will impact the Great Plains and Deep South on Friday, but these storms are expected to weaken as they approach the state of Georgia.

Clouds will thicken Friday afternoon, and a few isolated rain showers are possible Friday, but the bulk of the heavy rain will arrive Saturday morning.

The Storm Prediction Center has outlined a “Slight Risk” for scattered severe storms in far northwest Georgia early Friday morning, which means they will be short-lived and isolated, but potentially intense with damaging winds the main impact.

The Metro Atlanta area can expect a “Marginal Risk” for scattered severe storms, in which damaging wind gusts would be limited in duration through the morning.

Timing Out the Storms

A few isolated rain showers are possible Friday afternoon and overnight into early Saturday morning, but the main line of heavy rain and thunderstorms will arrive in North Georgia after 2am Saturday.

The animation below illustrates the arrival of the thunderstorms. They will arrive in the Northwest Metro area around 5am, Northeast Metro around around 7am, and pushing into the Southside around 8am. The rain will be out of the region by 11am.

Drying Out Through the Weekend

The rain and storms will be limited to Saturday morning, and sunshine will return to the region Saturday afternoon as temperatures climb into the upper 70s.

Winds will remain breezy throughout Saturday afternoon, with wind gusts as high as 20-30 mph.

Sunday will be the best day this weekend! It will be completely dry, featuring morning lows in the 40s and afternoon sunshine with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

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