ATLANTA - There’s a good chance you’ll see a rain shower or storm Friday.
Showers and storms became more widespread in the afternoon as the temperatures rose.
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls said areas in North Georgia and metro Atlanta, even south to Middle Georgia, could all see rain and storms. Storm chances increase to 60 percent.
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We’ll maintain a chance for scattered storms through Saturday afternoon.
Saturday afternoon, a cold front will trigger widespread storms, some strong. (Expecting a mainly dry Saturday AM) pic.twitter.com/00WPqZ4ZWA— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) July 7, 2017
Overnight into Sunday, a cold front moves through the metro, temporarily relieving high humidity and lowering rain chances to 20 percent Sunday and Monday. You’ll feel the lower humidity starting Sunday afternoon. Temperatures won’t cool down per se, but at least Sunday and Monday afternoons will feel a bit more comfortable.
In case you missed it, after 15 months north Georgia is drought-free. That said Lake Lanier is still down by nearly six feet. When Walls reached out to the Environmental Protection Division regarding the continuation of the drought response and watering restrictions, they said they are monitoring lake levels. At this time the restrictions remain in place across the Metro.
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