An area of low pressure is developing over the central Gulf of Mexico and it’s the source of our wet weather through Friday morning. We’ll start the transition from dry to wet this morning with increasing cloudiness. Clouds will thicken up through the morning before scattered showers get going around lunch. I wouldn’t cancel morning plans; just know you may get a hit by a few drops if you’re on roofs, teeing up a golf ball or walking to the office. Heavier showers and pockets of rain start this afternoon with a breezy south/southeast wind gusting near 15mph; that helps push highs into the middle 70s. Heavy rain stays in the forecast tonight as a warm front lifts north through Georgia; this puts us in “the warm sector” of our storm system and favors a few severe thunderstorms. There are still a few question marks in determining how strong the storms will be but, be ready for isolated tornadoes, gusty winds, heavy rain and hail early Thursday afternoon. The strong to severe storms will be moving along a cold front sweeping west to east across the area. Rain will end as the front exits near I-75 by as late as Friday morning, Friday afternoon and the weekend look pleasant with more sun and highs in the 70s & 80s.
Be safe and have a great midweek.
-Meteorologist Sean Parker