73 °FIncreasing Clouds, Storms Late
93 °FPartly Cloudy, Hot and Muggy
70 °FPartly Cloudy
85 °FPartly Cloudy, AM Showers
Issued: 8pm on Thursday, August 24th 2023
The SPC does have Athens in a Marginal Risk for severe weather tonight. The main threats are damaging winds, large hail, and localized heavy rainfall. This is all due to the low-pressure system located to the north over The Great Lakes. On Friday, the rain chances will continue with chances of isolated showers and storms in the afternoon. A cold front will be moving through Friday evening which will aid in relief to this heat wave. However, the NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook which can see heat indices in the 100s again on Friday.
On Saturday, a very weak trough will move through which will bring a chance for rain showers in the morning but move out by the afternoon and become partly cloudy. There is a return to zonal flow for the rest of the weekend, so not much will happen in terms of weather. There is a deep trough that will move through on Tuesday but is located to the north and most rain chances will be north or east of Athens that day.
Tonight it will be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of late evening scattered showers and thunderstorms. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Low 73°F
Friday it will be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of early afternoon isolated rain showers. Winds Variable at 0 to 5 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. High 93°F
Friday Night it will be partly cloudy with no precipitation. Winds from the NW at 0 to 5 mph. Low 70°F
Saturday it will be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of morning rain showers. Winds from the N at 5 to 10 mph. High 85°F
Sunday it will be partly cloudy with no precipitation. High near 82°F with a low near 59°F
Monday it will be mostly sunny with no precipitation. High near 84°F with a low near 58°F
Tuesday it will be partly cloudy with no precipitation. High near 83°F with a low near 60°F