FIRST ALERT | A Soggy St. Patrick’s Day
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A nice southerly breeze this evening, combined with a few more clouds will help keep temperatures a little milder overnight. Morning lows will dip into the upper 40s/lower 50s tonight.
A First Alert is in place for Friday as a cold front will slowly slide through the region. I think heavy rain is our primary concern, but a few rumbles of thunder is possible through the afternoon. The risk for severe weather is near zero, although parts of central and south Georgia could get a severe storm or two. Rain will begin moving into the northeast corner of our state during the morning commute with a few showers reaching the extreme northwest corner of the Atlanta metro during the morning commute. Rain will be possible through all day parts, with the heavier showers and isolated thunderstorm rolling through Atlanta during the afternoon. A few lingering showers are possible as we head into the early evening, but we should be drying out by the time you’re ready to hit the streets!
On the back of this system, temperatures trend cooler. Afternoon temps struggle to reach the low to mid 50s for some folks, and with a breezy wind -- there will be an element of chill all day. Colder air filters into the region overnight in Sunday-- and we could see more freeze warnings as temperatures drop to or below freezing Sunday morning.
Looking ahead a few showers are possible Tuesday, but temperatures trend milder heading towards the back end of the forecast as afternoon highs climb back into the lower 70s Thursday.
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