Wednesday’s heavy rain is just a preview. The forecast calls for storms to linger around metro Atlanta on and off into next week.
Adam Baker, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said now that the ground is wet, floods are more likely.
“At any moment, there could be a flash flood warning issued for a certain area that gets several slow-moving showers. You won’t even have to need thunder.”
Baker said some northwest Atlanta suburbs saw 6 inches of rain Wednesday morning.
Over the next few days, he added, another risk will be strong wind. He said that’s more likely in the afternoons.
And, that’s not all.
Baker said metro Atlanta will be stuck with an unusually high level of humidity into next week. He said his team calls it “soup.”
“If you were out in a boat in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, you would feel the same kind of air mass around you,” he said. “It’s tropical.”
He clarified that even when it’s not raining, it will almost feel like it is.