RAIN ON THE WAY

A cloudy but dry start to the day on Sunday will be replaced by rain moving in late.

TIMING: Light rain will develop from the southwest on Sunday afternoon and gradually overspread all of North Georgia by Monday. Areas near LaGrange will get the rain first on Sunday as the moisture continues to spread out of the Gulf of Mexico. As the day progresses the rain will reach Atlanta by the evening and then gradually spread north into the mountains Sunday night. By Monday all of North Georgia will be under a shield of rain that will gradually end by Monday night. Expect 1-2” of rain south of I-20 and lesser amounts to the north.

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REST OF THE WEEK: After Monday’s rain sunny skies will return along with above normal temperatures through next Friday. By next Friday another cold front will arrive giving us a chance of showers and t-showers on Friday and eventually some cooler air along with sunshine for next weekend.

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CHILLY NIGHTS ON THE WAY

The coolest nights so far this season are on the way this week with some spots hitting the 40s across the North Georgia Mountains.

SET UP: High pressure building across the Ohio Valley will strengthen and provide us with much cooler and drier air into the weekend. Moisture will increase slightly by the end of the weekend with a chance of showers next Monday.

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TEMPERATURES: Below normal reading will be with us this week with overnight lows in the 50s and highs in the mid to upper 70s. Temperatures will moderate some by the weekend with highs near 80 and overnight lows generally in the low 60s.

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RAIN CHANCES: no showers are expected through the weekend with the next chance of rain coming our way next Monday as Gulf moisture returns out of Texas and Louisiana. Showers may linger into next Tuesday as well.

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COLD FRONT PUSHING THROUGH

A cold front will sweep across North Georgia tonight bringing a few showers and some drier cooler air for this upcoming week.

TONIGHT: Showers and t-showers will develop along the cold front with most of the activity occurring before midnight. Brief downpours and isolated lightning strikes will accompany the showers as they move through. Once the cold front pushes south and east the winds will shift to the northwest bringing in cooler and dries air for the week ahead.

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FALL: The Autumnal Equinox arrives Monday night at 10:29 pm marking the beginning of fall. On cue the weather will start to cool off this week especially at night. Lows this upcoming week will generally be in the 50s with daytime highs in the 70s.

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NEXT WEEKEND: Showers and t-showers will return next weekend with the best chance coming our way on Sunday.

ABOUT AS NICE AS IT GETS

Perfect weather is on the way for the last weekend of summer with lower humidity and cooler nights.

HUMIDITY: Humidity levels will drop dramatically the next few days leading to more comfortable days and cooler nights. Dew point temperatures have been near 70 or better for the first half of the month, and will now drop into the mid to upper 50s by late Wednesday and Thursday and should stay that way through the weekend.

TEMPERATURES: A noticeable difference in the temperatures will be felt as well with highs closer to 80 each day and overnight lows down into the mid to upper 50s in outlying areas and in the low 60s near Atlanta.
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TROPICS: The tropical Atlantic Basin remains very quiet once again except for Hurricane Edouard which remains in the open waters of the Atlantic. For more on the tropics go to myfoxhurricane.com anytime for the latest.

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PLEASANT DAYS AND COOL NIGHTS COMING

After much warmer than normal weather to start off September we are finally going to get a hint of early fall arriving to North Georgia.

SHOWERS: An upper level disturbance coming in out of Alabama tonight will produce showers and a few t-showers mainly southwest of Atlanta this evening. By the overnight hours we will be looking at mainly cloudy skies with little to no showers activity remaining. A few isolated showers may form late Tuesday afternoon across the mountains otherwise we should be rain free until next Monday which by the way is the official beginning of fall.

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COOLER AIR: A cold front moving through on Tuesday will bring below normal temperatures through the end of the week along with lots of sunshine. Highs will generally be in the upper 70s to low 80s with overnight lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

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TROPICS: Hurricane Edouard remains on track to be the first major hurricane of the season reaching category 3 status sometime in the next 12 to 24 hours. For more details go to myfoxhurricane.com.

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COLD FRONT ARRIVES BY FRIDAY

A cold front will arrive at the end of the week bringing and increased chance for rain and then eventually cooler, less humid air.

TIMING: The cold front will arrive late Friday, but out ahead of it look for showers and t-showers both Thursday and Friday. Some strong to severe storms could form especially late Thursday and through the day on Friday. The front should push south by Saturday but there is a chance that it stalls out across north Georgia. If that is the case then we could be dealing with showers again on Saturday. Right now it looks as though the front should push south giving a nice day on Saturday.

LOWER HUMIDITY: Once the front pushes through we will see less humid air and slightly cooler temperatures move in by the weekend. Highs will mainly be in the low 80s with overnight lows dropping into the low to mid 60s. Some parts of the north Georgia Mountains could drop into the upper 50s. This trend should continue for much of that following week.

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TROPICS: The National Hurricane Center is still keeping an eye on a disturbance in the Eastern Atlantic that has a 70% chance of development in the next 5 days. The next named storm will be Edouard. For all the latest on the tropics go to myfoxhurrucane.com.

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LESS HUMIDITY BY THE WEEKEND

A cold front will finally sweep through the southeast by the end of the week bringing an end to the high humidity and daily t-showers.

SHOWERS: Showers and t-showers will again be a daily occurrence this upcoming week with the best chance coming on Friday as a cold front moves through. The daily chance for afternoon t-showers will only be around 30% Tuesday through Thursday with a 40% chance of t-showers on Friday.

LOWER HUMIDITY: Drier air will move in behind the front this weekend bringing an end to the unusually high amounts of moisture in the atmosphere for this time of year. Along with the drier air will come cooler temperatures. Daytime highs will be closer to 80 with overnight lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

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TROPICS: A tropical wave coming off the west coast of Africa still has a long way to go, but the National Hurricane Center is putting a 60% chance of development that the tropical wave will become tropical cyclone in the next 5 days.

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DON’T PUT AWAY THE UMBRELLA YET

Showers and t-showers should form again tomorrow afternoon as temperatures climb into the lower 90s.

TIMING: Showers and t-showers will begin to form in the early afternoon hours tomorrow and continue into the early evening as instability increases due to the heating of the day. Lightning, hail and strong winds will accompany the strongest of the storms with a few possibly going severe. The best time for the development of the storms will be sometime between 2pm and 7pm. After that the loss of daytime heating will put an end to the development of t-showers.

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WEEK AHEAD: Not much change can be expected day to day this week as abundant moisture will combine with daytime highs near 90 to produce afternoon and evening showers and t-showers right through the upcoming weekend.

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TROPICS: Tropical Storm Dolly has formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and the storm will continue moving west onto the mainland of Mexico eventually north of Mexico City. Elsewhere, a tropical wave off the west coast of Africa could develop by this weekend as it moves through the eastern Atlantic . For all the latest on the tropics go to myfoxhurricane.com

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