Cold front approaches Friday

Approaching cold front increases storm risk

A cold front approaches on Friday.  We will be tracking some showers and storms that will develop ahead of that front.  The best chances for rain and storms for the metro area will be in the afternoon and evening.  The Storm Prediction Center has us in the "marginal" risk for severe storms.  They decreased the threat level from "slight' to "marginal."  That means parts of north Georgia and metro Atlanta could see some isolated storms that turn severe.  The main threats would be heavy rain, thunder, lightning, strong wind and hail.  The tornado risk is very low with this system.

The forecast track for this front takes it south of Atlanta on Saturday.  That will push the rain chances south of the city.  It will bring in slightly cooler temps and slightly drier air.  Clouds will decrease Saturday as the rain moves south.  Highs will be in the mid 80s.

Sunday looks partly cloudy and dry with a high in the mid 80s.  Monday and Tuesday look dry, too with temperatures slightly lower than average.  Low rain chances return Wednesday and Thursday. 

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