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Issued: 12am on Thursday, January 1st 1970

Technical Forecast Discussion

Short term (Sunday 10/14 through Tuesday 10/16)

Another cold front will push through on tonight that could create another chance for showers as a negatively titled trough makes it’s way into the Midwest. Monday looks to be wet and cloudy as precipitation will be plentiful. A jet streak centers itself over the Great Lakes that will enhance areas of instability. This will also strengthen the cold front, making periods of heavy rain on Monday possible, especially in the region of the frontal boundary. Moisture will stay in the area until early Tuesday as high pressure moves in behind the cold front. A small embedded upper-level ridge moves in on Tuesday that clears cloud cover and dries up the region. The cold front will bring in another wave of CAA that continues to keep highs in the high 50s to low 60s. At the end of Tuesday, another cold front looks to push through the region which brings in a wave of dry air that will start off Wednesday with clear and cool conditions.

Long term (Wednesday 10/17 through Saturday 10/20)

An upper level trough will begin the exit the region starting on Wednesday. A closed high pressure system will be off to the west, so clear conditions continue. The seasonal cool weather trend looks like it is here to stay as temperatures will stay in the 50s for the length of the long term forecast. Clear skies Wednesday night will lead to lows getting into the low 30s. This could lead to the first batch of frost in the morning for Athens. Ridging moves in on Thursday as clear conditions continue. Skies remain clear as Thursday night will lead to another possibility for frost on Friday morning. A negatively tilted trough approaches late Friday with a cold front leading it. This will generate showers early Friday evening. Showers will persist into Saturday morning, but high pressure looks to move in later that day, leading to a clearing of clouds and rain.