Possible Thunderstorms in Central Georgia; Rain Showers are Forecast

Bryan Dijkhuizen

Thankfully, the hectic morning in central Georgia has come to an end this afternoon. The tornado watch was lifted at 1 p.m. due to improved convective coverage to the south, which is preventing moisture return and surface instability throughout central Georgia.

Even while an isolated thunderstorm is possible this afternoon in far east central Georgia, most likely the area will just experience some light showers as they continue to move through the region.

In the medium term, southwest flow aloft will persist, with shortwaves fast passing through the western trough and exiting towards the southeast.

Due to the rapid eastward movement of the shortwave responsible for the morning rain and storms away from the CWA, whatever force that was applied to the sfc front as it pushed into the CWA is rapidly disappearing, causing it to essentially stall over middle Georgia.

During the overnight hours, another shortwave will pass through, spinning up another low pressure system near the Gulf Coast that will bring yet another round of rainfall due to isentropic lift and a small chance of some thunderstorms across central Georgia tonight, with the heaviest push of rain expected in the early morning hours.

Even as far north as the Atlanta metro area, some light showers are possible, but nothing as broad or intense as this morning's rains is anticipated.

Across central Georgia, rainfall totals might reach one inch or more, with some areas seeing greater amounts, particularly in east central Georgia.

Because the parameter space is looking much less hazardous than it did this morning, although some thunder is probable, there is no severe or tornado threat with this surge of rain in CWA.

It is expected that all areas of the CWA will be free of precipitation by late afternoon, except far east Georgia, where some showers may linger into the nighttime. However, as can be seen in the long-term prediction below, this reprieve will be short-lived.

Across the Northern Hemisphere, minimum temperatures will be in the high 30s to 40s, and in central Georgia, where the thermal boundary will likely pull back north a bit tonight, minimum temperatures will be in the upper 40s to 50s.

Tomorrow's high temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s in the northern part of the state, and might reach 70 degrees in south central Georgia. High temperatures in north Georgia tomorrow may be tempered by a wedge front that is predicted to surge down the Appalachian Mountains.

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