Metro area won’t feel impact from Hurricane Harvey


Today: Mix of clouds and sun. High: 87

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 69

Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. High: 86

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

Hurricane Harvey may be threatening the Texas coast with heavy rain and high winds, but it shouldn’t affect metro Atlanta this weekend.

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“It will have no impact on our local weather,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said.

The hurricane, now a Category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall late Friday, Channel 2 reported. It could bring “catastrophic flooding,” Nitz said, as the Corpus Christi and Houston areas are bracing for upwards of 20 inches of rain over the next five days. Some areas might even reach 35 inches, Nitz said, which would nearly surpass the yearly rainfall total.

As of 7 p.m., winds had reached 130 mph. The storm was situated about 50 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Channel 2 reported.

Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall late Friday or early Saturday. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

In North Georgia, a high pressure system out of Canada should keep conditions mostly dry through the weekend, according to Channel 2. Saturday’s expected high is 86 and Sunday’s expected high is 84.

That should make for excellent conditions Saturday for those joining the festivities at the opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons face the Arizona Cardinals in an exhibition game at 7 p.m.

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It’s currently 84 degrees in Atlanta under partly cloudy skies.

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