Atlanta temps to stay warm ahead of possible severe storms 


Today: Warm and mostly sunny. High: 79

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 53

Tomorrow: Evening rain possible. High: 80

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Hope you enjoyed the clear, warm weather Friday because severe storms could bring damaging wind, hail and brief tornadoes over the weekend, according to Channel 2 Action News.

The storm threat is “not uncommon for this time of year,”  Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said.

Luckily, there were no signs of rain Friday.

Currently, the temperature is 78 degrees. Atlanta reached a high of 79. 

The pollen count dropped slightly from 5,354 particles per cubic meter of air Thursday to 4,208 Friday, according to Atlanta Allergy and Asthma.

However, that is still considered extremely high. And the count eclipses last year’s season high of 3,559 and the 2016 season high of 4,106.

Rain could help wash away more of the yellow stuff over the weekend.

Showers could start late Saturday afternoon in west Georgia and later in metro Atlanta, according to the latest forecast. There is a 30 percent chance of rain Saturday.

Severe storms could bring damaging wind, hail and brief tornadoes to metro Atlanta on Sunday. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Rain chances increase to 100 percent Sunday, with severe storms possible early in the day.

“Sunday morning could see isolated strong to severe storms,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. “Showers will spread across the metro area from west to east.” 

Rainfall totals are expected to average one-half inch in metro Atlanta on Sunday. A few spots could get an inch, according to Channel 2.

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