by: David Chandley Updated:
ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News’ team of Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologists is tracking newly formed Tropical Storm Karen and its potential impact for Georgia.
Karen strengthened into a tropical storm this morning and has maximum sustained winds at 65 mph. The center of the storm is 485 miles south of mouth of the Mississippi River and is moving NNW at 12 mph. Some strengthening is likely, and Karen will likely become a hurricane on Friday.
Hurricane watches are now posted along the Gulf Coast.
The impacts on Georgia will be later this weekend. Saturday, we will see increasing clouds and warm temps with highs in the low to mid-80s. A slight risk of a shower late Saturday night and into Sunday. Through the day on Sunday, we anticipate waves of rain, some of them heavy at times. Rainfall is expected to be between one and two inches. There is the possibility of strong winds, too.
The rain chance diminishes on Monday.
We will have new information throughout the day, so check back for updates.