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Good morning!

Did you get a chance to dry out yesterday? If so, your drying should continue through today. With the upper level trough pushing east, our flow will transition to the NW and by Monday, we'll have ample moisture in place to once again generate more showers and thunderstorms. AS you can see int he water vapor image this morning, most of north Georgia has a little drier atmosphere than we've had lately. 



The same mechanisim that is bring the Saharan dust is also pumping in moisture. This is a look at our precipitable water values through Monday at 8 PM, and notice the reddish blobs of moisture moving in the flow. Those red areas are 2"+ PW values. 



Long term portion begins with shortwave exiting to the east but upper level flow transitioning to a NW regime. This will allow additional impulses to move across northern sections of the forecast area. Latest models are decidedly more north with both the moisture and the impulses and will have a sharper gradient to the pops with this forecast. This will yield likely pops for NE sections to isolated pops just south of the metro.

Area remains in NW flow regime for Monday but moisture will be pooling ahead of a front as well. This will allow for the higher pops to spread further south with mid range chance being the lowest pops advertised and likely pops once again for the NE.

By the time we get to Tue, backdoor front will have stalled across the area and high levels of deep layer moisture will result in high pop chances through the remainder of the period. Usually try to stay away from likely pops this far out but with PW values approaching or in excess of 2 inches each day, seems warranted in this case.

It seems that we've had more "backdoor" events this spring and summer than we normally have. 

If you can face west tonight, the sunset should be really good depending on cloud cover. The dust has arrived and will linger pretty heavily through tomorrow. You may notice the skies being hazy and dull looking... that is your African dust that was carried many thousands of miles by our atmosphere. 

This is the location at 8 am as depicted by the NASA GOES Dust model. 



And tonight at 9 PM 


Visibility should be pretty good for most people this evening except for possibly the mountains. This is 9 PM


So grab some nice sunrise/sunset pictures and share them here! My sunrise this morning as a little dark... 😉




Other than that, not much to talk about, just more typical summertime weather. I hope everyone has a wonderful start to the weekend!




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