FIRST ALERT: Windy downpours for the Wednesday morning commute

The wind stays active through the day with gusts over 30 mph likely and 40 mph possible
First Alert: Soggy start on Wednesday; Strong winds
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 6:05 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2023 at 10:15 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Another storm system will move into north Georgia overnight. Rain develops after midnight and before dawn. It may be heavy at times during the morning commute. The wind will increase as the rain approaches and gusts over 30 mph are likely late at night, with isolated 40+ mph gusts possible.


The best chance of rain in Atlanta is until 9 am, and the rest of the day looks dry, but breezy to windy. The temperature will rise into the upper 50s to low 60s before falling quickly Wednesday evening.

A Wind Advisory is in effect until midnight Wednesday for gusts over 40 mph

Wind Advisory
Wind Advisory(CBS46)

Cold air returns on Thursday as the temperature struggles to get out of the 40s with partly to mostly cloudy skies. A few flurries are possible in the mountains with temps in the 30s. It will feel like the 30s in Metro Atlanta because of a 10-20 mph breeze. The temperature dips to the mid to upper 20s Thursday night under clear skies.

We’ll enjoy sunshine on Friday, but the high temperature will only be near 50. Friday night looks cold again with lows near or below freezing on Saturday morning.

First Alerts for showers Sunday PM and rain on Tuesday

Saturday is the pick of the weekend with sunshine giving way to clouds and the temperature climbing into the mid 50s after a cold start. Clouds thicken on Sunday and showers are possible in the afternoon. We have issued a First Alert for Sunday with the chance of showers increasing in the evening.

Dry weather returns on Monday, but it does not stay for long. Tuesday is a First Alert for more rain with highs near 60.