Metro Atlanta impacted by large downpours Saturday

Numerous showers and thunderstorms swept through metro Atlanta on Saturday.

Large bands of rains moved through north Georgia before mostly clearing out during the evening hours, making way for colder night time temperatures. Overnight lows for Saturday are projected to be near 40 degrees.

Saturday began as a soggy start for most, but the heavier rain and storms arrived during the afternoon hours. This storms system was projected to pick up speed as rain chances decreased from west to east this afternoon and evening. Thankfully, no serve weather resulted from the system.

At this time, we aren’t concerned about any severe storms, but confidence is growing that during the afternoon hours, a few areas could hear a rumble of thunder.

Regardless on when you see the rain Saturday, we will all have breezy conditions SSW 10-15 mph and gusts up to 20 mph. Once the cold front passes through,  our winds will rotate out of the NW and remain breezy 10-15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

Behind the front there will be a surge of much colder and drier air to follow which will lead to a cool, crisp and sunny Sunday.

If you are trying to plan outdoor activities, or plan your day around the rain, Sunday looks like the better day. The latest forecast models show a mostly sunny and chilly day with project winds out of the NW at 10-15 mph. 


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