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Rain and Storms Expected Saturday, Severe Possible

Updated: Jun 25, 2021

A low pressure system will push a warm front through Georgia on Saturday, 4/24. Widespread rain is expected ahead of the front, with localized flash flooding and severe weather not out of the question.


Severe Weather Outlook for Saturday, 4/24 (NWS/SPC)
Severe Weather Outlook for Saturday, 4/24 (NWS/SPC)

The National Weather Service has issued a SLIGHT risk for severe weather (2 out of 5) for most of Georgia for Saturday, while placing a MARGINAL risk (1 out of 5) for parts of far North Georgia.


Multiple periods of rain and storms are possible throughout the day. Rain will begin in the morning, while the greatest chance for storms will be Saturday afternoon and evening.


Model Simulation of what may happen from 2 am Saturday to 2 am Sunday (Tropical Tidbits)
Model Simulation of what may happen from 2 am Saturday to 2 am Sunday (Tropical Tidbits)

The storm system will bring large amounts of rain, with most areas seeing around 1-2 inches. Local accumulations of 3 inches or more are possible. Therefore, localized flash flooding is possible with this system, especially for Metro-Atlanta and far Northwest areas, but widespread flash flooding is not likely due to dry grounds.


Projected rainfall amounts for Saturday (Pivotal Weather)
Projected rainfall amounts for Saturday (Pivotal Weather)

Most areas can expect heavy rainfall and possible gusty winds. Localized severe weather–including severe wind gusts, hail, and isolated tornadoes–cannot be ruled out.


Although this event will not bring the same high-level risks as the two severe outbreaks in March, it is important to prepare ahead of time. Keep in mind which roads in your community are especially susceptible to flooding and avoid if possible. If you are driving and the road ahead is flooded, remember to TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN! Make sure to know where to shelter if severe weather were to occur, and heed warnings as issued by the National Weather Service.


Projected high temperatures for Sunday (Pivotal Weather)
Projected high temperatures for Sunday (Pivotal Weather)

As the warm front passes through, it will bring warmer temperatures for the rest of the weekend and early next week. Temperatures will increase Sunday to the mid 70s with widespread highs in the 80s under sunny skies heading into next week.


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