WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Afternoon storms expected — again

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ATLANTA FORECAST 

Friday: High: 88

Friday night: Low: 72

Saturday: High: 87

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Are you ready for a break from the rain, severe thunderstorms, downed trees and power lines? Well, Friday won’t be that break.

Channel 2 Action News Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said the rain chance stays at a high 60 percent for Friday, and the storms should be comparable to the ones seen Thursday.

The heat should also stay fairly consistent, with a predicted high of 88 degrees, which will continue to fuel those storms.

“The heat combined with the humidity and the tropical air means more showers and thunderstorms are likely,” Burns said. 

Metro Atlanta should be mostly dry in the morning, but the storms will build during the afternoon just like Thursday, Burns said. That could affect Friday’s evening commute.

This period of wet weather is thanks to an area of low pressure over Florida, which Burns said is effectively a “fire hose of moisture” for Georgia.

“Here’s our atmospheric pipeline of moisture,” Burns said. “It’s an area of high pressure over Florida that’s giving us this stream coming up through the Gulf of Mexico.”

The rain chance dips to 30 percent this weekend, but it’s expected to go up slightly to 40 percent Monday, Burns said.

(Channel 2 Action News)

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2018-08-09 23:25:47

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