This weekend: Big storms and a big cool down

After weeks of high heat and humidity and cooler and drier air mass is here by the second half of the weekend. To get to that more pleasant forecast we will have to get through some big weather on Saturday.

A cold front is settling from northwest to southeast during the day Saturday. In front of that frontal boundary storms, some severe, are expected to fire off. The best chance for severe weather will come Saturday afternoon when the actual cold front passes.

As a result, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a severe weather outlook that includes all of north Georgia. While extreme western portions of the state have a marginal chance of severe weather, the rest of the state has a higher slight chance of severe weather.

The best chance for organized severe weather will come in the afternoon with the heat of the day. Our biggest concerns will be heavy rain that could result in ponding on roads and wind gusts of 60 mph or greater. Hail is possible in the most intense storms, but seems unlikely to cause major damage.

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