Strong Spring storm system to move through Georgia 

Posted: 10:45 am Saturday, April 14th, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

As is typical of Spring “winter” storm systems this one will run the gamut from blizzard and ice storm North to flooding rain and some tornadoes South, a pattern that started yesterday and will continue through the weekend.

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Most of us in Metro Atlanta stay dry during the daytime, but the chance of a shower or storm goes up before sunset, especially North and West suburbs.

The greatest risk of severe weather comes well after midnight through early Sunday morning. The risk level is currently a 1 on a scale of 1-5, (marginal) but COULD go up to level 2 in updates tonight. The level 2 risk is considered a standard risk. Hopefully the late arrival of the system will keep the risk of a tornado or damaging strait-line winds to a minimum, I think it will. As of now I think the worst of it stays in Alabama, but new data later could change my mind.

Highest thunderstorm chance area late afternoon to midnight SPC shaded:

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Highest storm risk after midnight through 8 am Sunday:Screen Shot 2018-04-14 at 12.46.35 PM

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SURFACE WEATHER CHART END OF DAY SATURDAY:

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RAINFALL ESTIMATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON:

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RAINFALL ESTIMATE SATURDAY EVENING:

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ESTIMATED RAINFALL AFTER MIDNIGHT:

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RAINFALL ESTIMATE FIRST HALF OF SUNDAY:

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ESTIMATED RAINFALL AFTER 2PM SUNDAY:

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SURFACE WEATHER MAP 8 AM SUNDAY:

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SURFACE WEATHER MAP 8 PM SUNDAY:

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