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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
744 PM EDT Sat May 28 2022


.UPDATE...

The forecast is in good shape this evening, and only minor changes
have been made based on the latest observations.

King

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 250 PM EDT Sat May 28 2022/

SHORT TERM /Tonight through Sunday Night/...

Current satellite loop shows some mid level fair weather CU
developing across the southeastern US but things are staying dry
across North and Central GA. A weak area of high pressure over the
region will continue to keep things dry through Sun morning before it
moves off the Mid-Atlantic coast Sun afternoon. This will allow
South to Southeasterly flow to set up with moisture beginning to
increase Sunday afternoon. A weak wave just off the GA coast gets
caught in the Southeasterly flow and moves NW into Central GA Sunday
afternoon. Will see mainly increased cloud cover across the state
from this wave but have kept a slight chance of precip across East
Central GA Sunday. Instability indices are fairly weak so we could
see an isolated thunderstorms or 2 but not expecting much if
anything at all. Temperatures will climb into the mid 80s to lower
90s Sunday, with lows in the 60s Tonight and Sunday night.

01

LONG TERM /Monday through Saturday/...

Despite some broad upper ridging to start out the work week, there
is still a tongue of some enhanced moisture off the Atlantic that
noses into some southern parts of the CWA so have some slight to low
end chances for showers or thunderstorms mainly across portions of
central GA both Monday and Tuesday. While the ridge dampens some for
Wednesday, there is actually less moisture in the region and looks
to stay pop-free. We look to then increase shower/storm chances
Thursday/Friday as models have some agreement on an approaching weak
front from the NW that may stall/settle across the area under a
transitioning zonal flow aloft. There are some differences in
progression timing and associated moisture extent but we have time
to assess this far out in the period.

Temps look to stay above climo norms through period with warmest
days Wed/Thu as much of the area should get into the low to mid 90s
for highs.

Baker

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z Update...
VFR conditions are expected to persist through the TAF period,
with only a FEW-SCT cu field between 050-060 expected to develop
after 15-16Z on Sunday. Winds will start the evening from NW at
4-7 kts, decreasing to 3 kts or less after 02Z. Winds will shift
to NE after 10Z, then further to SE at 5-8 kts after 15Z.

//ATL Confidence...00Z Update...
High confidence on all elements.

King

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Athens          61  88  65  88 /   0   0   0  10
Atlanta         63  87  67  87 /   0   0   0  10
Blairsville     56  81  60  81 /   0   0   5  10
Cartersville    58  87  65  88 /   0   0   0  10
Columbus        62  88  64  90 /   0  10   0  10
Gainesville     61  85  65  85 /   0   0   0  10
Macon           61  90  66  91 /   0  10   5  20
Rome            58  88  64  89 /   0   0   0  10
Peachtree City  60  88  64  88 /   0   0   0  10
Vidalia         67  90  69  89 /   0  20  10  30

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...01
LONG TERM....Baker
AVIATION...King


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