North Georgia Weather Authority

North Georgia Weather Authority The North Georgia Weather Authority provides daily forecasts and severe weather updates to North and Central Georgia.

The North Georgia Weather Authority was established in 2011 to provide accurate weather forecasts and severe weather coverage for all of North GA. The page is operated by Austin Chaney, an Atmospheric Sciences student at the University of Georgia. Come here often for up to the minute weather coverage.

Mission: Our goal is to provide quality forecasts to the Atlanta Metro area and North Georgia.

Showers and thunderstorms will be possible again today across North GA, but I'm not anticipating any organized lines of ...
06/23/2019

Showers and thunderstorms will be possible again today across North GA, but I'm not anticipating any organized lines of thunderstorms this afternoon. With storms more of the pop-up/pulse nature, our overall severe risk will be lower. Still, we could see an isolated strong storm out there. The chance of rain is 30%. High temperatures will be hot in the upper 80s and lower 90s in most spots.

Today, another Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) will move through North Georgia.  Right now, this MCS is moving through...
06/22/2019

Today, another Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) will move through North Georgia. Right now, this MCS is moving through parts of Kentucky and into Tennessee. It is on track to make it into far north GA Between 1 and 2PM, and metro Atlanta by 4-6PM. This line of storms will have the potential to produce damaging winds to 60MPH, quarter sized hail, frequent lightning, and heavy rainfall. A brief, isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. The Storm Prediction Center is indicating a slight risk (category 2 of 5) for severe storms for all of North Georgia.

Severe thunderstorm watch until 5AM. Have a way to relieve warnings tonight as this dangerous like of storms moves in
06/22/2019

Severe thunderstorm watch until 5AM. Have a way to relieve warnings tonight as this dangerous like of storms moves in

Happy Friday, North GA!  A weak cold front is dropping into North GA.  This won't bring any cooler air as the name sugge...
06/21/2019

Happy Friday, North GA! A weak cold front is dropping into North GA. This won't bring any cooler air as the name suggests, but it will bring slightly drier air. Since drier air warms up more efficiently than humid air, it will get hot today! High temperatures will top out in the low 90s in most spots. A few mid 90s are possible over east and central GA. Rain chances will be lower during the day today at only 20%. However, high resolution models have toyed with the idea of bringing in another line of potentially strong storms tonight. I'll update you later today on how that part of the forecast is evolving.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is now in effect for the yellow shaded counties until 10PM.  Storms this afternoon will be cap...
06/20/2019

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is now in effect for the yellow shaded counties until 10PM. Storms this afternoon will be capable of producing 60MPH wind gusts and quarter sized hail.

Stay weather aware as we head into the afternoon.  Even though we have had some rain and cloud cover this morning, our a...
06/20/2019

Stay weather aware as we head into the afternoon. Even though we have had some rain and cloud cover this morning, our atmosphere will have an opportunity to destabilize again this afternoon. Some of the storms that develop could be strong to severe with damaging winds being the greatest threat. Frequent lightning will be possible with any storm that develops today. The Storm Prediction Center is including almost all of North GA in a Slight Risk (2/5) for severe storms.

The afternoon shower and thunderstorm machine should fire up again this afternoon, but coverage today should be a bit le...
06/19/2019

The afternoon shower and thunderstorm machine should fire up again this afternoon, but coverage today should be a bit less than yesterday. Some drier air will work into North GA today which should limit coverage a little more than Tuesday. The chance of rain is 40%. High temperatures will climb to the low and mid 80s in most spots. A few upper 80s are possible south of I-20. Have a great Wednesday!

A weak frontal boundary will drift into North GA today and will provide a better chance for showers and thunderstorms.  ...
06/18/2019

A weak frontal boundary will drift into North GA today and will provide a better chance for showers and thunderstorms. Like yesterday, the best chance for rain will come during the afternoon. A few of the storms may be strong to severe with damaging wind gusts to 60MPH being the main threat. High temperatures will climb to the mid 80s in most spots.

Summertime heat and humidity are in the forecast for Monday.  High temperatures will climb to the upper 80s and lower 90...
06/17/2019

Summertime heat and humidity are in the forecast for Monday. High temperatures will climb to the upper 80s and lower 90s across North GA this afternoon. These temperatures will run a few degrees above normal for this time of year. A few thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon, but coverage won't be all that great. The chance of rain is 20%. Better storm chances return by mid week.

Good morning North Georgia, and Happy Father's day to all of the fathers out there!  As you plan out your day, get ready...
06/16/2019

Good morning North Georgia, and Happy Father's day to all of the fathers out there! As you plan out your day, get ready for some sunshine and warm temperatures. Highs will climb to the mid and upper 80s in most spots. It will be more humid today as well. With added moisture, an isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible as well, but the chance of rain is only 20%. Have a great Sunday!

Father's day weekend is looking pretty good in North Georgia! We'll see mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s toda...
06/15/2019

Father's day weekend is looking pretty good in North Georgia! We'll see mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s today. Moisture will increase a bit on Sunday, and you'll notice the increase in humidity. We may see an isolated shower or storm on Sunday, but the risk for more widespread rain will hold off until next week.

After a beautiful day on Thursday, we'll do it all over again today.  We're starting out cool, but temperatures will cli...
06/14/2019

After a beautiful day on Thursday, we'll do it all over again today. We're starting out cool, but temperatures will climb to the low 80s in most spots this afternoon. Combine that with low humidity, and today should be a beautiful weather day. This low humidity will stick around into Saturday, but then more moisture creeps back in by Sunday.

Dry air, clear skies, and a cold front exiting to our south will all help create a cool and crisp night over North GA.  ...
06/14/2019

Dry air, clear skies, and a cold front exiting to our south will all help create a cool and crisp night over North GA. Overnight lows will drop into the 50s area wide. Some mountain locations will even dip into the 40s! How about that for June?

Anddddd we're back!  I'm going to begin posting daily forecasts again here at the North Georgia Weather Authority.  Agai...
06/13/2019

Anddddd we're back! I'm going to begin posting daily forecasts again here at the North Georgia Weather Authority. Again, for those who don't know, I am now a full time meteorologist for 13 WMAZ in Macon, which will require my full attention during severe weather and high impact events. So, I'm back, but still have a way to receive warnings other than this page.

For today, we've got a great forecast in store! A cold front is helping to clear out any remaining moisture from North Georgia. Even with the name "cold front," temperatures will actually be warmer behind the front thanks to abundant sunshine. Wind will gust to 20MPH at times. Have a great Thursday!

-Austin

The National Hurricane Center is giving this area of disturbed weather over the Bay of Campeche a 60% chance of developm...
06/01/2019

The National Hurricane Center is giving this area of disturbed weather over the Bay of Campeche a 60% chance of development within 48 hours. If this system becomes a tropical storm, it will be named Barry. The system poses no threat to Central GA at this time, and will slowly drift northwest over the next few days.

05/31/2019

PAGE UPDATE: After having my computer crash, again, and waiting on a new hard drive, I finally have my computer back up and running. Within the next week, I'll have this page back up and running as well!

If you're interested, or if you have friends in Central GA, go ahead and follow my professional page, Austin Chaney WMAZ.

Thanks for following the North Georgia Weather Authority!

05/09/2019

Hey y’all! Just a quick update here. You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much lately. I have been very busy with getting ready for finals, graduation, moving, etc. I am about to take a vacation and will be gone next week. After that, I hope to get back to regularly posting. Thanks as always for following the North Georgia Weather Authority! - Austin

Tuesday will be another nice day across North GA.  High pressure will keep us mostly sunny and dry today.  Temperatures ...
05/07/2019

Tuesday will be another nice day across North GA. High pressure will keep us mostly sunny and dry today. Temperatures will warm about 7-8 degrees above average, to the mid 80s. As high pressure slides east today, moisture will increase. This will set the stage for isolated rain chances to return to the forecast beginning tomorrow.

As low pressure and an associated cold front slowly pull away from North GA, our rain chances and cloud cover will gradu...
05/05/2019

As low pressure and an associated cold front slowly pull away from North GA, our rain chances and cloud cover will gradually diminish. We'll still see a few showers this morning, and the chance of rain is 30%. Later this afternoon and evening is when breaks in the clouds will return to North GA. High temperatures will be warm again in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Strong thunderstorms are in progress across NE GA this afternoon, and more are possible as we go through the rest of tod...
05/04/2019

Strong thunderstorms are in progress across NE GA this afternoon, and more are possible as we go through the rest of today. Risks associated with today's storms include damaging wind gusts to 60MPH, and quarter sized hail. Lightning is possible with any storm, so remember if you hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Deeper moisture is returning to North Georgia as a more summer-like weather pattern sets up.  Today, you'll see more clo...
05/01/2019

Deeper moisture is returning to North Georgia as a more summer-like weather pattern sets up. Today, you'll see more clouds and the possibility of an isolated afternoon storm or two because of it. Low clouds and patchy fog will eventually give way to partly cloudy skies this afternoon. The chance of rain is 20%, and any storms should remain confined to Northwest GA. High temperatures will reach the low and mid 80s.

The heat will get cranked up again today across North Georgia!  Under sunny skies, high temperatures will climb to the u...
04/30/2019

The heat will get cranked up again today across North Georgia! Under sunny skies, high temperatures will climb to the upper 80s, and may even touch 90 in a few spots. The average high temperature in Atlanta doesn't reach 87 degrees until June 18, so we're feeling more like early summer as opposed to late spring today (Minus the humidity). Mid and upper 80s return again Wednesday.

Quiet weather is with us to begin this week.  A ridge of high pressure will keep us mostly sunny and warm today.  High t...
04/29/2019

Quiet weather is with us to begin this week. A ridge of high pressure will keep us mostly sunny and warm today. High temperatures will climb to the low and mid 80s across much of North GA. It will be a tad cooler over our northeastern counties as a weak wedge of cooler air builds in at the surface. Tomorrow, as our winds take on a more southerly component, temperatures will increase. We're headed to the upper 80s. Get ready for some heat!

Good morning north Georgia.  We've got a few light returns on radar this morning as a weak cold front is sagging south i...
04/28/2019

Good morning north Georgia. We've got a few light returns on radar this morning as a weak cold front is sagging south into our area. As we head into the afternoon, the threat for sprinkles should diminish, and we'll be left with partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will climb to the upper 70s and lower 80s. Get ready for some heat! Temps are headed to the mid and upper 80s this week.

Rain chances will be increasing across North GA on this Thursday.  Moisture is increasing out ahead of a disturbance tha...
04/25/2019

Rain chances will be increasing across North GA on this Thursday. Moisture is increasing out ahead of a disturbance that will move our way today and tonight. This will set us up for mostly cloudy skies and the possibility of showers. Rain chances are greater later this evening and overnight. An isolated thunderstorm cannot be ruled out. High temperatures will continue to run on the warm side in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

Wednesday is going to be a toasty one across North GA.  A ridge of high pressure is still in play across the southeast t...
04/24/2019

Wednesday is going to be a toasty one across North GA. A ridge of high pressure is still in play across the southeast today, and that will keep us mostly sunny and warm. High temperatures will reach the mid and even upper 80s in spots. These temps are well above normal for this time of year. We'll stay dry into Thursday, but showers and the possibility of a few storms return Thursday night into Friday.

High pressure is in control of the weather again for Tuesday.  Tuesday will shape up to be another beautiful spring day,...
04/23/2019

High pressure is in control of the weather again for Tuesday. Tuesday will shape up to be another beautiful spring day, but a bit warmer than Monday. Highs will run well above average in the low to mid 80s. Dry weather will continue into Wednesday and Thursday. Showers return Friday.

Happy Easter, North Georgia!  I've got a great forecast in store for you today. High pressure is building back into the ...
04/21/2019

Happy Easter, North Georgia! I've got a great forecast in store for you today. High pressure is building back into the southeast which will keep us dry and sunny today and over the next few days. High temperatures this afternoon will climb to the low 70s in most spots. With a tightening pressure gradient, it will be a bit breezy with gusts above 20MPH at times. Whatever you have planned today, enjoy!

Good Saturday morning, North GA!  An upper level low slowly pulling to the northeast will keep clouds and showers in the...
04/20/2019

Good Saturday morning, North GA! An upper level low slowly pulling to the northeast will keep clouds and showers in the forecast for today. It won't rain all the time, but I do think we'll be dodging a good many showers through the course of the day. Luckily, storms and severe weather will not be an issue. The other weather story will be the cold temperatures. Highs won't make it out of the 50s.

A line of heavy rainfall and embedded stronger thunderstorms is slowly pushing east this morning across North GA.  A few...
04/19/2019

A line of heavy rainfall and embedded stronger thunderstorms is slowly pushing east this morning across North GA. A few of the storms this morning have been severe, and could still be severe going forward with damaging winds and brief spin-up tornadoes being the risks. Flash Flooding due to training, storms moving over the same locations again and again, will also be an issue this morning. If you come across a flooded roadway, turn around, don't drown.

A squall line moving through Alabama will be approaching west GA within the next 2 hours. As this line of storms enters ...
04/19/2019

A squall line moving through Alabama will be approaching west GA within the next 2 hours. As this line of storms enters our area, damaging straight line wind gusts of 60+ MPH will be the main issue. The tornado threat is low, but not zero, and a brief spin-up cannot be ruled out. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect generally from Atlanta westward until 3:00AM.

I'm still watching the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms overnight into Friday morning.  A strong cold front ...
04/18/2019

I'm still watching the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms overnight into Friday morning. A strong cold front will drive a line of showers and storms through North GA. Since this is an overnight / early morning event, instability will be limited. However, shear remains impressive, and any storms that do develop may carry a damaging wind and brief tornado risk.

TIMING: Storms arrive in far NW GA by 11PM / 12AM. Metro Atlanta by 2-4AM. Areas further east by 5-7AM.

Threats: The greatest risk will be damaging straight line winds. However, a few brief tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

SPC OUTLOOKS: The outlooks below may be a bit confusing. This is due to the timing of the storms. The top map is valid before 7AM Friday. The bottom map is valid after 7AM Friday. Bottom line, all of North GA has some severe risk tonight. Have a way to receive warnings, and know where you would go tonight in the event of a tornado warning.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible over North GA late Thursday night through Friday morning.  Below are the day...
04/17/2019

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible over North GA late Thursday night through Friday morning. Below are the day 2 and 3 outlooks from the Storm Prediction Center. This may be a bit confusing due to the timing. The top outlook is valid through 7AM Friday. The bottom outlook is valid after 7AM Friday. Bottom line, all of North GA is included in some severe weather risk category late Thursday night through Friday. Storms will enter far NW GA after 11PM / 12AM, and will slowly move east through Friday morning. Risks associated with this next system include damaging straight lined winds, hail, and the possibility of a few tornadoes. Instability will be a limiting factor thanks to this system coming through during the overnight and morning hours of Thursday / Friday. However, the shear/dynamics are impressive and any storms that do manage to develop could pack a punch. More updates to come.

Temperatures will be warm on this Wednesday in North GA.  High pressure is moving to the east, allowing winds to turn ou...
04/17/2019

Temperatures will be warm on this Wednesday in North GA. High pressure is moving to the east, allowing winds to turn out of the south. This will increase both the temperatures and moisture across the region. We'll have enough moisture for extra cloud cover, but rain will not be an issue today. Thursday night and Friday morning looks to be a time frame to be weather aware. Strong to severe thunderstorms may be possible. Luckily, this next system will be moving through during the overnight hours which should limit instability. Stay tuned.

Sunshine and warmer temperatures are back in the forecast for Tuesday.  High pressure remains in control of the forecast...
04/16/2019

Sunshine and warmer temperatures are back in the forecast for Tuesday. High pressure remains in control of the forecast for today. High temperatures will run above average again this afternoon in the mid and upper 70s. Quiet weather is expected again on Wednesday, but changes will roll in late Thursday into Friday. I'm watching our next cold front which very well bring another round of strong to severe storms. Stay tuned.

After an eventful Sunday across North GA, much calmer conditions are returning today!  Wall to wall sunshine is expected...
04/15/2019

After an eventful Sunday across North GA, much calmer conditions are returning today! Wall to wall sunshine is expected across North GA today. Even so, temperatures will be a good bit cooler as we have that northwest breeze ushering in some cooler air. Highs will only reach the 60s this afternoon. Sunshine continues Tuesday and Wednesday.

Storms are knocking on the door this morning.  Today, we'll work through 2 rounds of storms.  Round one will come throug...
04/14/2019

Storms are knocking on the door this morning. Today, we'll work through 2 rounds of storms. Round one will come through now through about 1PM. Round two will develop on the heels of round one, and primarily affect NE GA. Some of the storms today will be strong to severe with damaging winds being the greatest risk. However, a few tornadoes and large hail cannot be ruled out.

I'm still monitoring the potential for strong and severe storms on Sunday.  The Storm Prediction Center continues to ind...
04/13/2019

I'm still monitoring the potential for strong and severe storms on Sunday. The Storm Prediction Center continues to indicate an Enhanced Risk for Severe Storms over all of North GA. An Enhanced Risk is category 3 on the scale of 1 to 5. Damaging winds and tornadoes are possible with storms that turn severe.

There is still a good bit of uncertainty with this system. How tomorrow morning's round of precipitation, leftover outflow boundaries from today's storms, and the potential for Gulf Coast convection will all still have a big impact on this forecast. Bottom line, if our atmosphere is able to destabilize, we will have an active severe weather day in North GA. If some of these factors limit instability, we will end up with a much less eventful day. Unfortunately, a lot of this will have to be ironed out tomorrow morning. Stay tuned to the forecast. I'll have an update later this evening as new data comes in.

We've got another mainly dry day ahead of us before a round of active weather heads our way tomorrow.  For Saturday, exp...
04/13/2019

We've got another mainly dry day ahead of us before a round of active weather heads our way tomorrow. For Saturday, expect partly sunny skies and warm temperatures. Highs will run above average and will reach the upper 70s and lower 80s this afternoon. All eyes are on tomorrow as a round of severe thunderstorms remain possible. I'll have an update regarding this severe weather potential coming up later this morning.

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