ATLANTA — QUICK FORECAST:
Tonight: Cloudy skies. Low: 70°.
Thursday: 40% chance for afternoon showers and storms. High: 86°.
Friday: 50% chance for afternoon showers and storms. High: 84°.
Scattered showers and storms remain in the forecast each day, mainly in the afternoons. Rain will become more isolated by the weekend.
Some storms could produce locally heavy rain, frequent lightning, gusty winds, and small hail. While a few storms may be strong or intense, widespread severe weather is not anticipated.
The wet pattern looks like it could continue through much of next week as well. This will keep temperatures near or below average. Highs on Thursday will be similar to what we had on Wednesday - mid to upper 80s for most.
There will be a minor warmup into next week as rain becomes more isolated. Highs will manage to heat to the low 90s by Monday.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Two formed Monday near the Windward Islands. Hurricane hunters found that PTC Two is producing tropical storm force winds but lacks a closed center of circulation. This is expected to become our next named tropical system - Bonnie - as it moves west.
It's not the only tropical wave we're watching. An area in the Gulf of Mexico and another in the western Atlantic have a low chance of development in the next 5 days. No impact to our forecast expected.
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