Thunderstorms to hit metro area Wednesday morning


Today: Morning fog, then cloudy. High: 62

Tonight: Overcast with showers at times. Low: 56

Tomorrow: Thunderstorms. High: 68

For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

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Put away that light sweater. 

But you’ll need your raincoat and boots come Wednesday, when there is an 80 percent chance of rain. 

“A warm front lurking to the south will be lifted north to Georgia, bringing strong, severe thunderstorms,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Glenn Burns said. 

There is a low risk for tornadoes, but wind gusts could be between 40 and 60 mph. 

Ross Kimbel runs along Peachtree Street at 17th Street, getting in 12 miles in the fog. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Showers should move out of the metro area by the afternoon, but clouds are expected to remain. 

Rain is expected to continue into next week. 

Earlier, Atlanta enjoyed a nice warmup following a foggy start to Tuesday morning. Temperatures reached a high of 63 degrees. The current temperature is 60. 

“Not a bad weather day. (There were) a lot of 60s and 70s,” Burns said, “but we did have to dodge a few showers, mainly north of Atlanta.” 

Light showers sprinkled the metro area, but the majority stayed in far North Georgia. 

Despite the wet weather, Atlanta should reach the upper 60s by Wednesday afternoon. The expected high is 68 degrees, which is warmer than the average high (53) for this time of year, Burns said. 

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