Low risk of isolated severe storms possible through holiday weekend

It’s a mostly dry start to Friday in Metro Atlanta, but by the afternoon, scattered showers could pop up around the city and some stronger storms could impact North Georgia.

“It’s going to be fairly isolated as far as any severe storms developing, but there is that chance — especially as we go through the late part of the evening into later tonight, and it looks like that’s when things will kind of settle down before we get another round as we head into the weekend,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said.

On Friday, the northern half of the state will be under a Level 1 of 5 risk for severe weather, according to the national Storm Prediction Center.

Any storms that develop will be isolated, and the main concern will be for damaging wind gusts, hail and heavy downpours.

Similar conditions will repeat through Memorial Day, so make sure you have that umbrella handy just in case you run into a downpour this weekend.

Despite the rain, high temperatures will stay in the upper 80s at least through Monday. In fact, Sunday could see temps top out at 90 degrees.

By Tuesday, though, highs will dip to the low to mid 80s, a return to more seasonable highs for this time of year.

Five-day forecast for May 24, 2024.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

icon to expand image

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

» For a detailed forecast, visit www.ajc.com/weather.

» For updated traffic information, listen to News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB and follow @WSBTraffic on X, formerly Twitter.

» Download The Atlanta Journal-Constitution app for weather alerts on-the-go.