Labor Day holiday weather 

Posted: 7:19 am Friday, August 31st, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

A lot of people head to the coastal beaches or mountains for the “traditional end of summer” weekend, but generally speaking staying closer to home for lakes, pools and backyard grilling looks safer weather-wise.

A shower or thunderstorm can not be ruled out here in Metro Atlanta the next 5 days, but it looks like they will be few and far between. So laddies and gentlemen, start your BBQs.

FRIDAY EARLY AM SATELLITE IMAGE:

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Afternoon high temperatures next 5 days for the Atlanta metro area will range 85-90 with overnight/morning low temperatures in a range of 67-71. There will be times of clouds and times of sun. The humidity will certainly not be low but will not be extremely high either.

As I’ve been saying for days the weather for the UGA Football Bulldogs looks pretty typical for this time of year not much different than Atlanta. Dress for hot weather with  the risk of a thunderstorm in Athens only 20-30%.

On the other hand, moisture levels will be higher in Alabama, as well as to our North and South so there will be more scattered showers and thunderstorms there than here, with some exceptions in the Southern Appalachians and Atlantic Coast.

While no washouts or complete loss areas are foreseen, the most rain looks to fall on the central Gulf coast from the West Florida Pan Handle to Texas and to a lesser extent the rest of Florida.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SURFACE WEATHER:

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON SURFACE WEATHER:

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SUNDAY SURFACE WEATHER:

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BEST THUNDERSTORM ODDS (shaded) NEXT 4 DAYS:

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3-DAY TOTAL RAINFALL ESTIMATE FRIDAY-SUNDAY:

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LABOR DAY RAIN AMOUNT ESTIMATE:

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3-DAY ACCUMULATED RAINFALL ESTIMATE:

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DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES FRIDAY-MONDAY:

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My 5-day Atlanta area forecast.

DAILY SURFACE WEATHER CHART NEXT WEEK:

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