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

A storm system will produce scattered severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain stretching from the Southern Plains to the Gulf Coast and lower Miss. Valley on Friday. Large hail, locally damaging winds and flash flooding will be the main threats. This activity will continue into Saturday.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Gainesville, Gilmer Memorial Airport (KGVL)

Lat: 34.27°NLon: 83.83°WElev: 1273ft.

Fair

74°F

23°C

Humidity 45%
Wind Speed N 5 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1015.9 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 29 Apr 9:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles W Helen GA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. West wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Patchy fog between 7am and 8am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.  New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 79 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am.  Cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 60 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 75 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    Low: 58 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 74 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 54 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 70 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 83. West wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Patchy fog between 7am and 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles W Helen GA
 34.71°N 83.79°W (Elev. 2080 ft)
6:30 am EDT Apr 29, 2016
10am EDT Apr 29, 2016-6pm EDT May 5, 2016
 
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