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.
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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.

05/18/2020

A line of strong thunderstorms extending from Jasper to north of Athens to near Augusta continues to move northeast at about 40 mph. As it tracks toward the Northeast Georgia mountains and South Carolina state line the storm will be accompanied by heavy rain, gusty winds up to 50mph, pea sized hail, and frequent cloud to ground lightning.

05/18/2020

A line of strong thunderstorms extending from near Marietta southeastward through Atlanta to near Eatonton is moving northeast at about 40 mph. Expect brief periods of heavy rain, gusty winds, and frequent cloud to ground lightning as the storm tracks northeast affecting locations from metro Atlanta eastward to Athens and points in between over the next 1-2 hours.

-Outlook--Monday will bring numerous showers and thunderstorms across North Georgia, especially in the afternoon. A few ...
05/18/2020

-Outlook-

-Monday will bring numerous showers and thunderstorms across North Georgia, especially in the afternoon. A few storms may be *severe*, with damaging straight-line winds and hail being the primary threats. Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 70s by this afternoon, cooling to the low 60s tonight with more showers possible.

-Tuesday and Wednesday, partly to mostly cloudy conditions will persist, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the area for both days. High temperatures will warm to the mid 70s, with lows in the 60s .

-Thursday and Friday, the chance of scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm will continue otherwise, skies will be partly cloudy. Temperatures will be warming into the 80s, with low 80s expected on Thursday and mid 80s possible on Friday

-Thanks for depending on North Georgia Weather Authority for up to date forecasts, and stay with us as we track thunderstorm activity this afternoon.

05/17/2020

-Severe Weather Potential-

A system moving into North Georgia over the next 24-36 hours is expected to produce widespread showers and thunderstorms starting early on Monday morning. A few thunderstorms could quickly become strong to severe, especially on Monday afternoon and into the evening.

The best risk of severe weather will be from metro Atlanta and points eastward, along and north of i-20 to i-85 and the Northeast Georgia mountains, although, all of North Georgia has a risk for a few strong storms throughout the day on Monday.

The primary threats accompanying the storms will be damaging straight-line winds and hail. Stay tuned to North Georgia Weather Authority as we monitor storms when they develop and progress through the area on Monday afternoon.

-Weekend Outlook-Warm and pleasant weather will be the story this weekend.Friday, conditions will be partly cloudy with ...
05/15/2020

-Weekend Outlook-

Warm and pleasant weather will be the story this weekend.

Friday, conditions will be partly cloudy with an afternoon high temperature in the low 80s and night-time low temperature in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Saturday, dry weather will continue with a few clouds around and afternoon temperatures warming well into the 80s. Low temperatures will be in the upper 50s to low 60s once again.

Sunday, partly cloudy and mild conditions will remain throughout the day. Afternoon high temperatures will reach low to mid 80s for most of us and low temperatures will cool back down into the low 60s.

Our next chance of rain will be around for the start of the work week, stay tuned for updates and thanks for following North Georgia Weather Authority

05/10/2020

Freeze Warning overnight Sat 5/9-Sun 5/10 for Fannin, Towns, and Union counties.

Frost Advisory overnight as well, for more counties: Bartow...Carroll...Catoosa...Chattooga...Cherokee...
Cobb...Dade...Dawson...Douglas...Floyd...Gilmer...Gordon...
Haralson...Heard...Lumpkin...Murray...Paulding...Pickens...
Polk...Walker...White...Whitfield.

-Weekend Outlook-Mostly cloudy conditions this morning will transition to widespread showers this afternoon and into thi...
05/08/2020

-Weekend Outlook-

Mostly cloudy conditions this morning will transition to widespread showers this afternoon and into this evening with an 80% chance of rain. Temperatures will be on the cool side today and for the remainder of the weekend. Friday’s high temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 60s. Nightime temperatures will drop sharply with lows in the upper 30s to near 40 for most areas, and lows near or sub-freezing for the North Georgia Mountains. Scattered frost is possible from generally i-20 northward, with a widespread frost expected for the North Georgia mountains.

Saturday will be cool and dry, with partial clearing in the morning followed by clear skies later in the afternoon. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the upper 50s to near 60 with low temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 for the Atlanta metro, and lows in the mid-30s for the North Georgia mountains. Scattered frost will remain a threat on Saturday night, especially for far North Georgia.

Sunday, skies will be partly cloudy, with dry conditions expected and temperatures warming well into the 60s for the afternoon. Thanks for following North Georgia Weather Authority, and make sure to protect any sensitive vegetation in the wake of unseasonably cold temperatures on Friday and Saturday night.

05/05/2020

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the following counties:

Northern Franklin
Stephens
Southeastern Habersham.
Northwestern Hart

Until 8:15 pm EDT.

The primary threats are winds gusts up to 60mph and quarter sized hail as the storm tracks east.

05/05/2020

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the following counties:

Stevens
Habersham
South Central Rabun

Until 7:30 pm EDT.

The primary threats are damaging 60 mph wind gusts and quarter sized hail as it moves eastward at 50 mph.

05/05/2020

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm warning for the following counties:

Lumpkin
Southern White
Dawson
Northern Hall
Eastern Pickens

Until 7:30 pm EDT.

The primary threats are damaging 60 mph wind gusts and quarter sized hail as it moves eastward at 40mph.

05/05/2020

A significant weather advisory is in effect for the following counties:
SOUTHEASTERN GILMER...
NORTHWESTERN DAWSON...SOUTHERN UNION...WHITE...NORTHERN LUMPKIN AND
SOUTHEASTERN FANNIN

until 6:30 pm EDT.

The primary threats are winds in excess of 40-50mph, pea sized hail and cloud to ground lightning.

05/05/2020

A new significant weather advisory has been issued for the following counties:

GILMER...SOUTHWESTERN UNION AND
SOUTHEASTERN FANNIN

until 6:00 pm EDT.

The primary threats are winds in excess of 40-50mph, pea sized hail and cloud to ground lightning.

05/05/2020

A line of strong thunderstorms entering North West Georgia has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a
significant weather advisory for the following counties: WHITFIELD...CATOOSA...WALKER AND
DADE until 5:15 pm EDT.
Additionally, NORTHEASTERN MURRAY AND NORTHERN
FANNIN counties are under a significant weather advisory until 5:30 pm EDT.

Both storms were moving east at around 50 mph, the primary threats are 40 mph wind gusts, frequent lightning, and penny sized hail.

05/05/2020

Good afternoon North Georgia. We are currently monitoring a disturbance expected to make its way into our area by late this afternoon and into this evening. Storms are expected to traverse much of the area, especially far North Georgia, as the system arrives. Any storms that form could potentially become strong to severe with the primary threat being damaging winds and hail with other modes of severe weather possible. Stay with us for updates on conditions as they change late this afternoon into this evening.

05/05/2020

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the following counties until 2:15 am.
Franklin County
Stephens County
Habersham County
Rabun County
Hart County

05/05/2020

A severe thunderstorm warning has been extended for the following counties until 1:00 am.
Gilmer
Murray County
Northeastern Floyd
Whitfield
Southeastern Walker County
Gordon County
Northwestern Pickens
Eastern Chattooga
Northwestern Fannin
Northern Bartow

05/05/2020

Severe thunderstorm warnings until 1 am EDT 5/5/2020 for:
BARTOW
CHATTOOGA
FANNIN
FLOYD
GILMER
GORDON
MURRAY
PICKENS
WALKER
WHITFIELD
counties in northwest and far north Georgia.

05/05/2020

Severe thunderstorm warnings for
CATOOSA
CHATTOOGA
DADE
WALKER
WHITFIELD
counties in far northwest Georgia until 12:15 am.

A disturbance coming in from the northwest has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Severe Thunderstorm Watc...
05/05/2020

A disturbance coming in from the northwest has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for several counties in North Georgia along and northwest of a line from Rome to Dawsonville to Helen until 1:00 a.m. EDT. The primary threat will be damaging thunderstorm winds. We will keep you updated on possible warnings as they are issued later tonight. Stay safe.

Week Ahead Mild weather, and a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms will kick off the work week. High te...
05/04/2020

Week Ahead

Mild weather, and a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms will kick off the work week. High temperatures, for most of us, will warm well into the 80s for the afternoon both Monday and Tuesday with lows in the 60s tonight dropping off into the 50s on Tuesday night. Rain chances will be between 30-40% for afternoon showers and thunderstorms today and Tuesday.

Wednesday and Thursday will be dry and cooler. Afternoon temperatures will reach the upper 60s to low 70s while evening low temperatures will cool to the upper 40s to lower 50s on both nights. Partly cloudy conditions are expected for Wednesday with mostly clear skies on Thursday.

Check back in with us here at North Georgia Weather Authority for a weekend outlook on Friday.

05/03/2020

Severe thunderstorm warning for far northwest Georgia, specifically:

Catoosa County in northwestern Georgia...
Northeastern Floyd County in northwestern Georgia...
Whitfield County in northwestern Georgia...
Walker County in northwestern Georgia...
Northwestern Gordon County in northwestern Georgia...
Dade County in northwestern Georgia...
Northern Chattooga County in northwestern Georgia...

Severe storms are entering the state from the northwest as of 7:20 pm ET Sunday evening May 3rd.

04/29/2020

Late afternoon 4/29/2020 update: the risk for severe weather today and tonight is less, although not zero. To quote the National Weather Service in Peachtree City from this afternoon:

"The concern for severe thunderstorms is Not as great... We are not out of the woods yet and isolated severe storms are still possible."

The clouds today kept the sun from recharging the atmosphere, which is keeping the intensity of the storms down.

We'll keep an eye on things tonight, in case a few storms reach severe levels.

Good Morning North Georgia!The high today is expected in the upper 70’s. Tonight, temperatures will drop into the low 50...
04/29/2020

Good Morning North Georgia!The high today is expected in the upper 70’s. Tonight, temperatures will drop into the low 50’s. There is a 100% chance of precipitation throughout the
day. Also, our team is monitoring the potential for severe weather on Wednesday . Stay tuned
for updates. As always, thank you for following North Georgia Weather Authority.

04/29/2020

Hi, it's Dr. Knox on Tuesday night. There is a chance of severe weather over north Georgia on Wednesday, starting around 1 pm in the far northwest and ending by about 2-3 am in the far east. However, the primary risk is high winds and some hail, *not* large long-lived tornadoes. If clouds sock us in most of the day, the risk of severe weather of any type will be lessened. We'll keep you posted on Wednesday as the storms approach from the west.

Good day North Georgia! Today we are going to have some beautiful weather. The high will be in the upper 70’s, with no c...
04/28/2020

Good day North Georgia! Today we are going to have some beautiful weather. The high will be in the upper 70’s, with no chance of rain. In addition, the skies will be sunny and clear throughout the day and partly cloudy throughout the night. Enjoy your Tuesday and stay tuned for further updates, as we expect to see some rainy weather tomorrow. Thanks for following @northgaweatherauthority !

04/25/2020

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Northwestern Habersham County in northeastern Georgia...
Rabun County in northeastern Georgia..

04/25/2020

The tornado watch is now for only Towns and White counties. Correction: it also continues for the far NE part of Georgia, which is in a different NWS forecast office region. Sorry about that.

04/25/2020

Tornado watch for far north/northeast Georgia until 10 pm. Severe thunderstorm warning for Towns, Union, and White until 7:30 pm.

Good morning North Georgia! The high for our area will be in the mid 70s. The sky will still be cloudy from last night b...
04/24/2020

Good morning North Georgia! The high for our area will be in the mid 70s. The sky will still be cloudy from last night but the chance for rain is low. Overnight temperatures will drop to the mid to low 50s and the chance of rain slightly increases. Over the weekend temperatures will still reach the mid 70s. Thank you for joining us North Georgia Weather Authority and have a wonderful day.

04/23/2020

5:45 pm update: there are non-severe thunderstorms moving past Gainesville on either side of I-985, and some non-severe storms in the general vicinity of Rome. Storms are moving to the northeast. There are no severe weather watches in effect at this time for north Georgia.

04/23/2020

Mid-morning Thursday update: the Storm Prediction Center has reduced the risk for northeast and north Georgia--not to zero, but it is reduced vs. yesterday's outlook.

Much of north Georgia is at a 2 on a scale of 1 (marginal risk)-5 (high risk), and northeast Georgia is down to a 1. The highest chances of severe weather will be in far south Georgia.

We will be monitoring the situation all day.

Good morning North Georgia! Heads up! There will be rain and storms throughout the day. There is a possibility that some...
04/23/2020

Good morning North Georgia! Heads up! There will be rain and storms throughout the day. There is a possibility that some could become severe.The high today will be in the upper 60’s, and tonight temps will drop into the mid 50’s. Stay tuned into @northgaweatherauthority for future updates on severe weather as the system develops, thanks for following!

04/23/2020

Late Wednesday night update from Dr. Knox: the forecast for Thursday is still a bit uncertain.

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed much of north Georgia, except for the far northern and northwestern counties, in "Enhanced Risk," i.e. 3 on a scale of 1 (marginal)-5 (high). But not all models place north Georgia at the same level of risk as south Georgia, south of Macon. I have been discussing this situation with our students and with other meteorologists tonight; it's a tough forecast.

One possible scenario is this: on Thursday, a first round of strong storms could threaten NW Georgia in the late morning to early afternoon. (Even though NW Georgia is at a level-2 risk according to SPC.) A second round of storms could bring severe weather to north Georgia Thursday night.

Or, the rain could come earlier to north Georgia and tamp down the earlier threat in NW Georgia, but there could be severe weather in north Georgia later Thursday afternoon and evening.

We have students taking exams tomorrow, but we'll do all we can to keep you updated as the weather situation evolves on Thursday.

Good morning North Georgia! Today we have sunny skies with a high in the mid 70s. Tonight temperatures will drop into th...
04/22/2020

Good morning North Georgia! Today we have sunny skies with a high in the mid 70s. Tonight temperatures will drop into the mid 50s. There is a 20% chance of overnight precipitation in the Central and Eastern parts of our forecast area, with a higher chance of rain in the Northwest region. Also, our team is monitoring the potential for severe weather on Thursday. Stay tuned for updates. As always, thank you for following @northgaweatherauthority.

Hello North GA! Today will be mostly sunny and clear with temps in the low 70’s. It will be relatively breezy with wind ...
04/21/2020

Hello North GA! Today will be mostly sunny and clear with temps in the low 70’s. It will be relatively breezy with wind speeds 5-15mph, as well as gusts up to 25mph. Tonight temps will drop into the mid 40’s, and it will remain breezy. As always, thank you for following North Georgia Weather Authority and enjoy your Tuesday!

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The North Georgia Weather Authority was established in December of 2010 with the goal of providing accurate weather forecasting and severe weather coverage to all of northern Georgia. My name is Austin Chaney. I have a passion for weather forecasting. I am a senior Atmospheric Science student at the University of Georgia, and I am now working as a weekend meteorologist for WMAZ-TV in Macon. Come here often for accurate local weather coverage!

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