ATLANTA — Partly to mostly cloudy skies to end the work week and temps slightly milder. We are tracking a system that will give us 2 rounds of rain on Saturday. We are also monitoring the threat for some strong thunderstorms.
Today: Increasing clouds. High: 71.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies. Low: 54
Saturday: Showers & storms High: 70.
Sunday: Clearing. High: 73.
Frost advisory in effect through 9am. The advisory includes Banks, Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Towns, Union, White, Rabun, Habersham, Franklin, Stephens and Hart counties. Temperatures will drop into the mid 30s in these areas. Patchy frost will be in some spots.
Clouds will move in early, and will stick around through the afternoon and tonight. Although we will have a mix of sun and clouds, we will be dry with no rain expected today. Highs will be back into the low 70s this afternoon.
Right now, the system for Saturday looks like a pretty good coverage of rain. We are tracking 2 rounds of rain. The first round moves through Saturday morning. This round will have some moderate to heavy rain with it. Some thunder is possible.
The next round comes in Saturday afternoon into early evening. This round will have the potential for some stronger storms.
The Storm Prediction Center has put part of metro Atlanta and areas south of the city in a "slight" (level 2 of 5 risk) for severe storms. The main threats would be pockets of heavy rain, strong wind and an isolated tornado possible.
That next round moves through pretty quickly. Things should start calming down later Saturday evening.
Sunday looks like the better day this weekend for outdoor plans. We are expecting Mostly Sunny skies and temps in the low 70s.
We warm up even more into next week. High temperatures return to the low 80s by Tuesday and Wednesday.