Break in weather action may be in sight 

Posted: 10:08 am Monday, July 16th, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

The “precipitable water” content of the air mass over us is around 2 inches, so the muggy high humidity is air you can wear. It is also fuel for heavy showers and strong thunderstorms with strong gusty winds, small hail and lots of frequent dangerous and destructive lightning. Coverage should go up today and tomorrow as a front and upper-level disturbance move in from the Northwest.

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Dew points are in the 70s so we have very high relative humidity.

But more clouds than normal and a higher than normal rain chance are keeping high temperatures under control at 90 or lower. But the humidity means a late afternoon Heat Index around 95F each day this week.

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The hit and miss nature of the storms mean some places keep getting hit while others keep getting missed. Typical splash and dash hit and miss scattered storms.

We have dry areas and flood warnings simultaneously at different spots in the Metro Atlanta area.

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However, a front is expected to push south of the area Wednesday allowing drier air to move into North Georgia. So humidity may go down for a day or two and I’ll take the chance of rain out of the forecast Wednesday and/or Thursday.

Enjoy whatever break we get while it lasts.

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