80 °F

Cloudy, Chance of Severe Tstms.


64 °F

Mostly Cloudy, Chance Severe Tstms.


79 °F

Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain

Tuesday Night

58 °F

Mostly Cloudy

Technical Forecast Discussion Meet the Forecaster

Issued: 10am on Monday, August 14th 2023

Forecast Discussion

Athens is under a Slight Risk yet again for severe weather today. The main threats from this setup will be damaging wind gusts and hail, but there is a conditional tornado threat present with some storms today. The positively tilted trough moving through the region is responsible for today’s weather setup. The low-pressure system associated with this trough is becoming very mature and will form an occlusion soon. The warm front is expected to lift through the region with some precipitation ahead of it this afternoon, and subsequently, the cold front will sweep through, bringing the main threat for severe thunderstorms today and tonight. Model guidance suggests instability is present for the main threats, but model soundings also show curved hodographs in the low levels that are causing concern for a tornado risk today. The threat of tornadoes is rather low, thankfully, but a brief, isolated tornado or two are still possible.

After a possibly active day for weather, pleasant weather will stick around the rest of this week due to strong upper-level ridging that will build after the passage of this trough. Breezy conditions can be expected as the trough exits the region on Tuesday with mostly cloudy conditions, but for the rest of the week, temperatures will stay around the high 70s and low 80s with mostly sunny/mostly clear weather.

Even with low probabilities for tornadoes today, as seen from Saturday’s storms, it is imperative to take heed of any warnings from the National Weather Service, be weather-aware today, and have multiple ways to receive warnings!

Detailed Forecast

Today it will be cloudy with an 80% chance of severe thunderstorms. Winds from the S at 0 to 5 mph with gusts up to 10 mph. High 80°F

Tonight it will be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of severe thunderstorms. Winds from the SW at 0 to 5 mph with gusts up to 10 mph. Low 64°F

Tuesday it will be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of late afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Winds from the W at 5 to 10 mph. High 79°F

Tuesday Night it will be mostly cloudy with no precipitation. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Low 58°F

Extended Forecast

Wednesday it will be mostly clear with no precipitation. High near 78°F with a low near 58°F

Thursday it will be sunny with no precipitation. High near 83°F with a low near 61°F

Friday it will be sunny with no precipitation. High near 82°F with a low near 57°F