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Heavy Rains Back In The Forecast Next Week

According to NOAA Report Friday Morning:

"Looking into the upcoming workweek, it appears that the weather pattern will be favorable for heavy rainfall as well as the potential for some severe thunderstorms. While many details will need to be refined over the coming days, a "heads-up" is warranted given what we are seeing at the current time. Presently, the most active days appear to be the Tuesday through Thursday time frame.


Discussion: A slow-moving cold front will begin approaching the area from the west early next week. Due to the slow movement of this system, heavy rainfall will be a distinct possibility. In addition, the environment looks supportive of some strong to possibly severe thunderstorms during this period.

WHERE: While heavy rainfall amounts are possible area wide, it currently appears north Georgia will have the highest accumulations. The severe weather threat looks highest across northwest Georgia Tuesday evening. While the threat level remains uncertain, the rest of the area could see some strong to possibly severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.

WHAT: Heavy rainfall that could cause some flooding issues looks possible given the slow system movement. Strong to severe thunderstorms are also possible during this time, and these exact threats will be refined over the coming days.

WHEN: Tuesday through Thursday. While rain and isolated thunderstorms are possible across northwestern portions of Georgia Monday evening, the primary event will begin Tuesday. More widespread rain and thunderstorms should enter northwest Georgia Tuesday afternoon and push slowly eastward through Wednesday. Rain and storms should push east of the entire area by next Friday.

HOW MUCH:
Rainfall: Due to the multi-day nature of this event some areas, primarily in north Georgia, could see 2 - 4" rainfall totals.

Severe thunderstorms: Severe thunderstorms with hail, high winds, and even tornadoes may be possible during this time frame. Future email updates will refine this threat as more concrete information becomes available.

CONFIDENCE: The confidence concerning the likelihood of some impactful heavy rain and/or severe weather is medium-high; however, the confidence regarding exact timing and threats remains lower at this time. This confidence level will increase as the event gets closer."
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