Good news today! My fears of "The Wedge" building into our area never occurred, and we were able to experience absolutely beautiful weather across north Georgia. Sunday looks dry, but by late Sunday evening and into the morning hours of Monday, rain and thunderstorm chances increase as a cold front will push through our area.
Meanwhile, I found out last night that my facebook account was not linking up with my twitter account. With that said, I went three days without posting weather information on twitter. I typically tie the information together because it makes my life easier, and it allows people who only use facebook or twitter access to our weather information. I do write up special tweets every now and then to spice up the twitter account, but overall, we typically tie the two together. The important thing is that we are sharing our weather forecasts to you. As long as you get it, that's all that matters. I will admit, I've been lazy updating my google + account. I'll try to get on that in the near future. Until then, facebook/twitter and this blog is the main form of communication we'll use.
If severe weather impacts our area, then we'll use other forms of communication as well.
Tonight: partly cloudy skies with a low near 54°F.
Sunday: partly cloudy skies becoming partly sunny with increasing clouds towards the evening hours. We will be dry during the afternoon hours, but rain chances will increase after 10pm Sunday evening. Best shot of seeing storms will be after midnight and into the early morning hours on Monday. High temperature near 77°F.
The short-lived Tropical Storm Patty dissipated last night, and the main focus is Tropical Storm Rafael. As of the 5pm EDT hour, Rafael is a 50 mph tropical storm with a pressure near 1004 mb. The only immediate threat with this storm is the heavy rain and possibly flooding across the Lesser Antilles. Later in the period, Rafael will push to the north and northeast and could impact portions of Bermuda. It is still too far out to know whether or not a direct impact will occur for Bermuda, but they will likely experience some rip currents.
Here's the forecast track from the National Hurricane Center:
Weather Video of the Day:
Last night, areas in the far northern latitudes were able to see spectacular images of the northern lights! Here's a video of these beautiful colors in the night sky in Norway. Enjoy!