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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
256 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017


.SHORT TERM /Tonight through Thursday Night/...
Almost seeing a repeat today of yesterday with the shower and
thunderstorm activity.  Current radar loop shows showers and
thunderstorms mainly across central and est GA with some isolated
storms across N GA.  A weak surface trough/boundary laying across
south GA will continue to serve as a catalyst for convection through
this evening/tonight and again Thu. Will see another round of
redevelopment tomorrow afternoon as the main area of moisture and
the trough does not move much over the next 24 hours. There will
also be an increase in moisture and instability across north GA
Thursday ahead of next approaching frontal boundary. like today A few
thunderstorms could become briefly strong or severe during peak
afternoon/evening heating Thursday with locally damaging wind gusts
and heavy rainfall being the primary concerns.

01


.LONG TERM /Friday through Wednesday/...
Extended models continue to advertise strong cold front expected to
move into north Georgia late Friday afternoon/evening. The Storm
Prediction Center continues to have the majority of the state in an
unusual Day 3 Slight Risk for severe storm potential as the front
pushes through north Georgia into early Saturday. The boundary is
expected to stall across middle/south Georgia by Saturday afternoon,
with dry high pressure filtering into north Georgia behind it. Have
continued with likely pops across north Georgia as the front enters
the state, and good chance pops with southward progression
overnight. Little changes have been made to the extended forecast,
with only minor massages of gridded elements to refresh based on
latest model guidance.

LGB/LCM

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z Update...
Some SHRA/TSRA mainly across central and east GA this afternoon
with VFR conditions across the TAF sites. Things should be very
similar to yesterday with the best chances for storms at the TAF
sites being between 19z-23z. Winds are out of the E to NE and will
slowly turn to the SE through tonight. Will see winds turn to the
W to SW just after daybreak Thu. Winds speeds are expected to
stay 10kt or less.

//ATL Confidence...18Z Update...
Confidence medium to high on all elements

01

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Athens          72  91  73  90 /  20  40  10  40
Atlanta         74  90  75  89 /  20  30   5  40
Blairsville     67  85  68  81 /  30  40  20  70
Cartersville    72  91  73  88 /  10  30  10  50
Columbus        74  93  76  94 /  30  40   0  30
Gainesville     72  88  73  86 /  30  40  10  50
Macon           72  92  74  93 /  30  30   5  20
Rome            73  92  74  88 /  10  30  20  60
Peachtree City  72  91  73  90 /  20  30   5  40
Vidalia         73  89  74  92 /  40  40  20  30

&&

.FFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...01
LONG TERM....LGB/LCM
AVIATION...01



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