Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain for portions of the southern U.S.

A storm system will produce scattered severe thunderstorms and heavy rain in portions of lower-mid Mississippi River Valley and Gulf Coast region on Saturday. Very large hail, locally damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and flash flooding are possible in this area. Some of the flooding could be significant in portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and southeast Arkansas.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Athens, Athens Airport (KAHN)

Lat: 33.95°NLon: 83.33°WElev: 807ft.

Partly Cloudy

78°F

26°C

Humidity 69%
Wind Speed E 12 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1013.4 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 30 Apr 5:51 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Athens GA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 5 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 66 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 81 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 64 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. West wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 61 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 57 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 75 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 55 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. West wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers before 9am. Sunny, with a high near 74.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 73.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 76.
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Point Forecast:
Athens GA
 33.96°N 83.4°W (Elev. 801 ft)
4:00 pm EDT Apr 30, 2016
6pm EDT Apr 30, 2016-6pm EDT May 7, 2016
 
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