Severe weather trends 

Posted: 12:58 pm Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

By Kirk Mellish

(edited UPDATE 5pm)

Rain-cooled air is more stable than warm humid air most of the time, therefore extensive rain and clouds can be a limiting factor for afternoon and evening severe weather in the cooler areas.

This does not mean NO severe is possible just a lower threat. This is not any kind of “all clear” statement for the Metro. Storms can still be dangerous even if they are few and far between.

 

The next round of storms will depend on developments in jet stream dynamics and thermodynamics to our west ahead of that cold front. Forecast updates on the radio all afternoon and night, stay tuned.

TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 10PM OUTLINED IN RED FOR METRO ATLANTA NW GA:

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IF that clearing in Alabama continues east, and it probably will. That can destabilize the atmosphere further for late in the day and tonight! Remember I’ve been telling you since yesterday there could be 2 or 3 rounds with a lull in-between. Stay tuned.

READ previous blog post for additional info: Previous post from yesterday and this morning

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SEVERE WEATHER RISK LEVELS THE REST OF THE DAY AND TONIGHT:

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FLOOD WATCH GREEN FLOOD WARNING RED:

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