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Good morning!

A cool wet day in store for today as an area of low pressure moves west to east across the southeast. Severe weather is possible but the majority of what may occur will remain to our south, and you can see the SPC outlook areas on this map.

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NWS Atlanta's thoughts

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The main concern will be the possibility for severe weather today. SPC has highlighted a slight risk area covering a large portion of central GA and a marginal risk area up to Atlanta.

This is due to surface low pressure forecast to move across central GA dragging a warm front into the area and a short wave moving across the forecast as well. This will give the possibility for a line of convective showers that could become severe storms as they move across the area roughly 11am to 6pm. The warm front will provide an area of instability and low level shear along and to the south. The main hazard will be gusty and possibly damaging winds. In the slight risk area, tornadoes and large hail will also be possible.

Once the surface system passes, storm chances will diminish quickly and all rain chances will end tonight. Also as the surface system passes,
the winds will increase for a period overnight with some areas getting to wind advisory criteria (20 mph sustained).

Hazardous Weather Outlook
A threat for severe weather exists, mainly for areas south of Interstate 20. Hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are all possible with this
system. To the north of this severe risk, the threat for heavy rain will exist which could lead to localized flooding. The most likely timing for any severe weather should be between noon and 7PM.

 

And the Storm Prediction Center

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Day 1 Convective Outlook  
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1224 AM CDT Tue Mar 31 2020

   Valid 311200Z - 011200Z

   ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST...

 ... SUMMARY...
   Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms are possible over parts of southern/central Alabama and Georgia, as well as southern coastal South Carolina. Strong to damaging winds, large hail, and a few tornadoes may occur.

   ...Discussion...

   Mid-level height field will be suppressed across the Gulf States today ahead of a strong short-wave trough that will progress from the lower MS Valley at the start of the period to off the Atlantic Coast Tuesday evening. Weak surface low will reflect the influence of this feature as it tracks across central AL into GA by 18z. Latest data continues to suggest 60's surface dew points will overspread the warm sector as a warm front advances north to roughly the latitude of the progressive surface low.

   Scattered thunderstorms will likely be ongoing at the start of the period along the cold front and this activity should remain organized through late afternoon as it migrates east ahead of the short wave. Majority of the convection may reside along the cool side of the boundary, but increasing boundary-layer moisture should result in modest surface-based buoyancy, more than adequate for robust updrafts. Forecast soundings favor supercells as strong deep-layer flow will be present. While some tornado threat will be noted early across portions of MS, boundary-layer heating should prove beneficial for stronger updrafts/supercells downstream across AL/GA. All severe hazards are possible with this activity, and the  primary corridor of storms should be heavily influenced by height falls ahead of the short wave, essentially from extreme northern FL to the east/west oriented warm front.

 

As you can see from the SPC maps, the primary severe threats will remain over south and central Georgia today.
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Sp maybe we can get some rain in here and wash away the pollen. It may not be a lot of rain, but the rain combined with cooler temperatures will work to drop the count both today and tomorrow. This is the rainfall through 8 AM Wednesday.153817672_wpc-georgia-total_precip_inch-5742400(1).thumb.png.54a2ac57c099a31ba374200a9a91bf92.png

 

As mentioned, today will be cooler than the past three days and most of north Georgia won't get out of the 50's, while behind the warm front in south Georgia temperatures rise into the 80's.
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I'll have the pollen count around 8:30 - 9:00 AM today and we'll see how that is going, but otherwise, let's get through today!
Again... I'll have updates as necessary! Have a great day!

I couldn't decide on a Tuesday song, so I'll share two, both old and both great. 

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STP parameters are maximized as you get close to the center of the low. A Tornado Warning is in effect in that area right now.

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Final March pollen count. Today we are much lower than the past few days. This March is the 2nd worst (2012 had higher total count) and had the 2nd highest daily reading. 
#gawx #pollen atlantaallergy.com @atlantaallergy

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Looks like the main passage of showers and storms is moving rather quickly this morning. Should be gone quick!

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11 minutes ago, Shannon said:

Looks like the main passage of showers and storms is moving rather quickly this morning. Should be gone quick!

Yes, drive through rain. 🙂 

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Tornado watch issued and like I mentioned yesterday the threat has really moved northward.   And looking at the the STP vs yesterday’s it has ramped up , especially for central.  I still think we get the gusty winds but storms will be few in Metter

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1 hour ago, RickyD said:

Tornado watch issued and like I mentioned yesterday the threat has really moved northward.   And looking at the the STP vs yesterday’s it has ramped up , especially for central.  I still think we get the gusty winds but storms will be few in Metter

If it's going to ramp up for central Georgia, it better get busy, it's moving pretty quickly. Further south where you are may see some stronger storms. The orange STP highlights are only 1.0-1.9

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6.5 earthquake Challis Idaho. About 300 miles due west from Yellowstone 

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