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Good morning! 

I see that a few places had some wind damage last night, I was already asleep when the storms rolled through so I missed the excitement and I didn't get a drop of rain here. 

We are starting off fairly mild this morning and today will warm back to 80 degrees or so, but don't let that fool you, cooler temperatures are coming.



Before the cooler weather arrives, we have one more day of the potential for severe weather, and again, parts of north Georgia are in a Slight Risk area.



Main concern in the short term period is coverage and intensity of convection this afternoon and evening over north GA. SPC outlook well indicates area of greatest threat with Slight risk generally north of Rome to Gainesville line. Deep shear stronger and more WSW-ENE oriented than yesterday as upper trough approaching from NW. With stronger deep shear and a window of 1500-2500 J/kg MLCAPE over N GA, environment favorable for discrete cells including supercells. Low level shear progged to remain over far north GA thru the event with 0-1km SRH values of 150-200 m2/s2, not that high based on previous tornadic events. Together with CIN and LCL, STP values should end up around 1-2. With sfc temps around 80 and dewpoints 60- 65, relatively high LCLs (i.e. cloud bases) will result and may limit tornadogenesis in spite of rotating mesocyclones in low-mid levels. So while tornado threat is somewhat low, large hail will be pretty favorable in this environment as long as CAPE reaches progged values.

Convection will slide SE and decrease in coverage as front sags south in the evening weakening after 9 PM as favorable ingredients diminish.

Once again, I'll be watching for you. This will come earlier than last night so hopefully I won't be in bed. 🙂 

But speaking of cooling down, here's what my forecast looks like for Gwinnett right now. 



It's going to feel downright cold (ok... not COLD, I exaggerate 🙂 ) tomorrow and some people in the mountains won't get out of the 50's under sunny May skies. 



As as you saw in the forecast, after today we'll have 4 days of below normal temperatures once the cooler air pushes in. Here's a loop from the Euro showing the temperature anomalies for the next 10 days.



Other than the cool temperatures, not much weather to talk about right now. The next 7 days will not bring much rainfall to Georgia and this is what the WPC forecast looks like.



That's it for now! A nice day until the storms move in, go enjoy it while you can. I think I'm going to take advantage of it and go out and buy a car. 🙂
Have a great Tuesday!




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2 minutes ago, Jeff9702 said:

ballground got a heavy lightning storm last night around 1am. i swear the radar looked like a hook echo near jasper. maybe im wrong. 

There were trees down on GA 52 near Amicalola and GA 53/136

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
749 AM EDT Tue May 5 2020

Forecast seems to be in good shape. Some patchy fog in valley areas of north GA where rain occurred overnight. 06Z 3km NAM nest came around to HRRRx and other hires models with a more realistic depiction of strong/severe convective cells late this afternoon and evening. Hopeful event will not be too widespread.


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9 minutes ago, NorthGeorgiaWX said:

Only if you let it worry you, these are just some normal thunderstorms.

Two things about life

1. You have to trust somebody 

2. Leave mole hills as is. There are enough mountains already. 

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