Thursday morning: Just a trace of rain “officially” through 10:35 a.m. National Weather Service briefing is set for 1 this afternoon; we’ll have updates.
‘Significant rainfall’ is on the way, according to the National Weather Service. We’re tracking at least 3 to 4 inches of rain in Northwest Georgia through Sunday, maybe more.
“Forecast rainfall amounts for today through Wednesday, June 12, continue to be high, particularly for this weekend. Widespread rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches are expected, with higher amounts up to 8 inches possible for the seven-day period. At this time, highest rainfall amounts are expected over portions of Northeast Georgia and the higher elevations. What’s up: Oppressive high pressure over the region the last few weeks has finally released its hold on Georgia, making way for an active weather pattern to develop. Southwesterly flow will allow an enhanced swath of moisture to remain situated over the southeast U.S. into next week. Forecast models indicate that these excessively moist conditions will promote heavy rainfall over this period.”
Today: Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue today through tonight. While heavy rain from training showers and storms is the main threat, stronger storms will also be capable of gusty winds and lightning.
Friday-weekend: Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected Friday through Wednesday with the greatest coverage Friday through Monday. Any thunderstorms will be capable of gusty winds, lightning and heavy rain. Flooding could be a growing concern as we approach the end of the week into weekend. Please monitor updates for any changes.
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 68. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 85. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 69. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 84. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 83. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%.