83 °F

Mostly Cloudy


52 °F

Cloudy, Severe T-Storms Likely


58 °F

Cloudy, Rain Likely

Thursday Night

39 °F


Technical Forecast Discussion Meet the Forecaster

Issued: 8am on Wednesday, April 5th 2023

Forecast Discussion

Today, enjoy being situated in the warm sector of a standard mid-latitiude cyclone setup. High temperatures today are expected to even exceed 80 degrees! So, while clouds will likely persist through the day, it’ll be a warm one! Wind will also be high today due to a tight pressure gradient with a low-pressure system advancing to the North of us. During the day,  wind gusts can be at or around 30 miles per hour, with sustained winds likely between 15 and 20 miles per hour.

We have an orange card up for tonight due to a likelihood of severe weather occurring in the area. Athens is in a slight risk for severe weather, per the Storm Prediction Center, with the  focus of the risk being severe thunderstorm winds, as well as a smaller risk of hail or an isolated tornado or two also possible. Please make sure you stay weather aware tonight, and stay up to date with watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service. You can read the Hazardous Weather Outlook or Storm Prediction Center’s outlook here.

After tonight, the low pressure system meanders up towards the North, and the system as a whole begins to slow down. This will cause the cold front of the system, which will be responsible for the severe weather tonight, to slow down. Tomorrow expect a rainy day at the boundary passes over us, with the potential for even some excessive rainfall through the storms tonight and tomorrow. Make sure you stay out of floodwater on the roads as well, and continue staying up to date with flash flooding warnings that may be issued. Past tomorrow, skies will clear a little bit and temperatures will decrease after the cold front brings in that cold, dry air, and a high pressure system builds in,

Detailed Forecast

Today it will be mostly cloudy with no precipitation. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. High 83°F

Tonight it will be cloudy with an 80% chance of severe showers and thunderstorms. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Low 52°F

Thursday it will be cloudy with an 80% chance of heavy rain. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. High 58°F

Thursday Night it will be cloudy with no precipitation. Winds calm. Low 39°F

Extended Forecast

Friday it will be mostly cloudy with no precipitation. High near 61°F with a low near 37°F

Saturday it will be partly cloudy with no precipitation. High near 63°F with a low near 35°F

Sunday it will be sunny with no precipitation. High near 68°F with a low near 40°F