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Daily forecast | The latest from WRDW/WAGT Meteorologist Tim Strong

High storm chances through Saturday. Most storms in the afternoon and evening.
Published: Aug. 13, 2020 at 3:52 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -

Looking stormy over the next 3 days. Most storms will be during the afternoon and evening hours.
Looking stormy over the next 3 days. Most storms will be during the afternoon and evening hours.(WRDW)

Moist and unstable airmass will lead to scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms mainly during the afternoon and evening each day Locally heavy rainfall will be possible over the next few days. Overall severe threat is low through Saturday.

Surface trough over the area with deep moisture in place will lead to scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rain possible. Highs this afternoon will be seasonal in the mid to low 90s. Scattered storms will be possible in the afternoon through around sunset.

Our weather pattern is not expected to change too much over the next several days. Scattered storms are expected again most afternoons this week with high levels of moisture and energy in our atmosphere. Most days during the summer months you can think our area as a pot of water. As the sun comes up, it heats up the pot of water. As the water begins to boil, bubbles begin to rise from the bottom of the pot to the surface. Think of these bubbles as thunderstorms forming in our atmosphere. They can quickly pulse up and produce heavy rain, lightning, strong wind, but they usually lack enough wind shear to maintain their strength for too long. The scale of these processes going on in our atmosphere are relatively small compared to a global scale, so weather models struggle to pinpoint exactly where and when these storms form, which is why forecasts are left ambiguous about saying afternoon and evening.

Patchy fog is possible again early Friday morning. Storms are expected to fire up after lunchtime and stay scattered across the region through sunset. Highs Friday are expected to seasonal in the low 90s.

Looking stormy for Saturday with high rain chances for the afternoon and evening hours. Sunday is not looking as stormy, but still expecting a few isolated storms to form later in the day. Conditions will stay hot and humid across the area through the weekend.

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