Previously posted: According to the latest update provided by Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Scotty Hancock, severe weather in Floyd County isn’t expected to show up until after midnight.
According to a weather update emailed by Hancock:
The latest forecast data shows that the parameters are a little more favorable for tornadoes than Monday’s data. With that said, keep in mind this type of system will not produce widespread, long-tracked tornadoes like we saw on April 27, 2011. Instead, these tornadoes will develop along squall lines and only last a few minutes and tend to be weaker. While we could see a few of these types of tornadoes tonight, the amount of impact will be lower than a springtime setup. The storms should move across the state from east to west and will move out by noon Wednesday. Strong west winds behind the front will likely gust to 25-35 mph Wednesday afternoon and early evening.
A few tornadoes - A few brief but possibly strong tornadoes up to EF-2 intensity. These tornadoes would form along or be embedded in the line of thunderstorms and will be very difficult to see.
Damaging wind - Wind gusts to 70 mph
Heavy rain - An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain will be possible, with the heaviest amounts north of I-20.
The greatest threat will generally be along and south of I-20. The most likely 2 hour window for severe storms is shown for some cities. Please use this as a planning guide only, a large amount of uncertainty remains in the exact timing.
Previously posted: Although it has rained steadily, National Weather Service has recorded only 0.17 inches of rain at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Armuchee tonight.
Previously posted:The National Weather Service is now predicting that dangerous storms could hit Northwest Georgia early Wednesday, between midnight and 4 a.m.
Previously posted:The National Weather Service is calling for a foggy morning followed by a rainy afternoon for the Christmas forecast today.
Expect patches of dense fog to remain in the area until around 10 a.m. and for rain showers to arrive after 3 p.m. The forecast calls for between a quarter and a half inch tonight.
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Today's high is expected to be near 57. Light east wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tonight's forecast calls for showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe.
Low around 47. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Here's the forecast for the rest of the week and weekend:
Wednesday: Scattered showers, mainly before 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 50. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Saturday Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 48.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 53.