Storms could start holiday weekend, followed by cooler temps and dry weather

If you are hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend, be aware there’s a chance for storms later today.

WSB Meteorologist Kirk Mellish predicts a mix of sun and clouds on Friday, with a few showers or thunderstorms later in the afternoon and evening. Lows Friday night, Mellish adds, will between 59 and 63 degrees.

>>Follow Kirk Mellish’s latest forecast details here.

On Saturday, we can expect a mix of clouds and sun as drier and cooler air moves in, following a cold front. Highs will hit about 72 degrees in North Georgia and should hang around 76 degrees in the South. Lows at night may dip as low as 49 degrees in some parts of the state, according to Kirk Mellish.

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Temps will pick back up near 80 degrees on Sunday and Monday, with lots of sunshine predicted for our Memorial Day holiday.

Earlier this week, Kirk Mellish published his ‘June Weather Outlook,’ predicting that metro Atlanta would see some of its warmest weather of the year so far.

“A slightly early heat wave does not automatically equate to a long hot summer,” Mellish wrote. “It COULD be a hot summer but this alone does not mean that.”

Mellish added that people “often make that false assumption based on linear thinking, but weather is a non-linear system. It is chaotic and unstable, in constant flux, constantly changing.”

>>Read Kirk’s FULL summer weather preview and all of his latest blog content here.


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