BLACKBERRY WINTER?

Some would say that tomorrow may be our blackberry winter, and I would have to agree. I don’t personally have any blackberry bushes, but I have been informed by a few of my social media friends that they are in bloom. For those not in the know blackberry winter is a cold snap that occurs late in spring just as the blackberries are blooming. Whether it is blackberry winter or not it certainly is going to be a chilly day on Wednesday as the rain sets in. Speaking of which here is a look at the rain coming our way. The first round of showers will enter areas south of Atlanta late this evening.

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After midnight expect a few showers to develop in and around Atlanta with the bulk of the rain not arriving until near or after sunrise on Wednesday.

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Although a few showers may redevelop Wednesday evening and again during the late afternoon on Thursday, the bulk of the rain will come late tonight and Wednesday morning. Most locations across metro Atlanta should expect to receive around a half to one inch of rain.

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Once we get though this bump in the road the upper level pattern will become more favorable for warm weather to build back into the Southeast. The big low that has been parked to our southwest will move up the eastern seaboard resulting in a cool weekend across the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. Meanwhile a large ridge of high pressure will expend across the west and will eventually spread eastward providing us with warmer temperatures starting this weekend.

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The way things look right now the weekend will be of the best in a long time with lots of sunshine and highs near 80. Enjoy!

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RAIN AND COOL TEMPERATURES

Another round of rain and cooler temperatures will return to north Georgia. The cooler temperatures arrived this morning and will continue to spread south Tuesday and Wednesday. Heavy rain and t-storms have been lingering across the Gulf Coast all day with another round firing up tonight. The t-storms will remain well south, but the rain will spread north starting Tuesday.

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T-storms will once again affect the Gulf Coast on Tuesday with a slight risk of severe t-storms across the Florida Panhandle and points west.

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Rain totals will average a half inch or less across north Georgia late Tuesday and Wednesday. Some areas across central and south Georgia will see higher amounts.

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Showers will still be possible on Thursday although they will be few and far between and then finally the sun will return on Friday. Right now it looks like a rain free weekend with highs in the mid 70s Friday and eventually near 80 by Sunday.

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SHOWERS ABOUND THIS WEEK

A persistent flow of moisture out of the Gulf of Mexico will keep things cloudy and wet this week with a chance of t-showers from time to time.

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RAIN: Showers will increase late tonight in strength and number resulting in some locally heavy downpours. Generally we will see less than a half inch of rain, but some spots could see a bit more if a heavy downpour moves through. T-showers if they do develop will not be severe with occasional lightning the greatest threat. More of the same is in store for the rest of the week with a good chance of showers each day leading into the weekend.

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TEMPERATURES: Temperatures will remain mild except for a slight cool down on Thursday. High pressure across the Mid-Atlantic will wedge cooler air east of the mountains resulting in temperatures in the 50s. The rest of the week will see highs mainly in the 70s with some spots in the 80s on Tuesday.

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