Friday: High: 88
Friday night: Low: 72
Saturday: High: 90
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The thunderstorms and flash floods that ravaged far North Georgia might repeat themselves Friday as a new wave of moisture enters the state.
Channel 2 Action News Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said it should be a dry morning, but a storm system will move into northwest Georgia around lunchtime.
Another round of severe storms possible tomorrow for all of North GA, including the Metro. pic.twitter.com/kWLgxlnEH7
— Glenn Burns (@GlennBurnsWSB) May 31, 2018
Then it’ll reach Atlanta around 4 p.m., just in time for the evening commute. Burns is more focused on how hot it might be outside, since the predicted high Friday is 88 degrees.
"That adds a lot of energy to the showers and storms and produces these big updrafts that you see,” Burns said. “That will be conducive to the hail formation and also those strong, gusty winds of up to 60 mph.”
That means thunderstorms, Burns said, and likely nasty, strong ones will develop.
Another wave of storms should hit the metro area closer to 7 p.m., so the evening commute should be book-ended by strong rains and wind.
Some areas of northeast Georgia, namely Helen, accumulated more than 7 inches of rain Thursday. The relentless rain caused the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for Rabun County and White County and a flood advisory for Habersham County until further notice.
That rain has flooded many bodies of water around Georgia, including Lake Lanier.
All this rain is turning the air into a heavy soup of humidity, and Burns said that’s going to continue until Monday.
The chance of rain Friday is 40 percent, which will dip to 30 percent Saturday. The last push of moisture should come Sunday with a 40 percent chance of rain, with no predicted rain Monday or Tuesday due to a cold front.
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