More rain today, but improvement ahead 

Posted: 5:43 am Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

Trees have been falling in parts of the metro area, not from widespread severe weather but thanks to the soggy soils that can’t support the root zones. We warned you that could  happen on the radio yesterday morning.

Yesterday there was only a single lone severe storm in the area in the early evening, unfortunately it came in the form of a brief small tornado (unconfirmed) in Social Circle damaging a number of homes.

Today through next Tuesday NO severe weather is expected, although a stray strong storm can’t be ruled out. The high humidity will continue.

The FLASH FLOOD WATCH (green) continues for the entire Atlanta Metro area and much of North an Central Georgia into Friday morning:

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HERE’S HOW MUCH RAIN HAS FALLEN THE PAST TWO DAYS (not including Monday):

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RAINFALL YESTERDAY ONLY:

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Rainfall since early main at single point rain gauge Atlanta:

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The rain will be light many times but there will be some heavy downpours at times as well.

But as I’ve been forecasting all week there’s light at the end of the weather tunnel.

The rain odds will trend down tomorrow through Monday but not go away completely.

However, the sun will be out at times on the weekend and after days of cooler than normal weather we will be heating up on the weekend into next week as it turns drier.

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SURFACE WEATHER CHART THURSDAY:

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FLOOD RISK ZONES THURSDAY:

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ESTIMATED RAINFALL AVERAGE NEXT 36-HOURS:

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ACCUMULATED RAINFALL ESTIMATED AVERAGE NEXT 72 HOURS:

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The thunderstorm chance returns to more normal summertime levels over the weekend and for next week, along with more normal summer temperatures as well.

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