Friday, May 16 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

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Temperatures again are near or at 90 as we move through our Friday afternoon, and we will see a mild evening with temperatures in the 70s for most of the evening hours. Another day at 90 for Saturday with a few more clouds in advance of our next cold front that will impact us Sunday and Monday.

Our high pressure system that has brought our first 90 degree readings of the year will weaken slightly to allow for showers and storms with a cold front to ease into the area starting Sunday afternoon. A strong storm is possible, but widespread severe weather is not expected. Rain and storms will end after sunset with storms re-firing on Monday as the front lifts northward as a warm front as high pressure builds back into the area. This will allow for more isolated showers and storms Monday.

Tuesday into Memorial Day Weekend will feature high pressure locking into and strengthening over the Southeast as highs warm into the middle and upper 90s as we head into the weekend, lows near 70, and heat index values potentially pushing 105 into the weekend. If high pressure ends up sliding more over our area as opposed to Atlanta, highs will have to go even warmer. Starting Wednesday, we could flirt with or break record highs late next week into the weekend.