Gameday Weekend – Bama vs. VA Tech

All eyes will be on Atlanta this weekend to watch the #5 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide take on the #7 ranked Virginia Hokies in the Georgia Dome. The Chick-fil-A College Kickoff game will be one of many activities happening in the capital of the Peach State this weekend. From sci-fi conventions and NASCAR to the Atlanta Aquarium, the link below this post will have a list of other attractions and activities in Atlanta. As for the weather for the rest of the week, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be partly to mostly cloudy. A shower or storm can’t be ruled out but this activity will be scattered in nature. As for temperatures, expect highs in the 80s with lows in the 60s. Enjoy your weekend and if you have plans to travel to Atlanta have fun and be safe!

Atlanta Activities

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Chase Higginbotham
WVUA Weather

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Wednesday Afternoon Update – 3:56 PM

Dry air continues to pour into the area and today this made for more hot and arid conditions. A front is stalled over south Alabama and heavy thunderstorms were developing along this boundary and pushing into the Florida Panhandle. If you were wondering on whether there was a need to water the yard today or tomorrow, go ahead and do so. Our outlook on rain doesn’t look good through tomorrow. We will remain dry with highs in the 90s and lows in the 60s. We managed to squeeze out another day, with less humid weather but I’m still expecting the humid and hazy conditions to make a big come back over the weekend. Our 4th of July will be a hot, humid, and hazy day, with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening. The rain and storms will die off quickly with the loss of daytime heating Saturday afternoon.

A wave of low pressure will swing to our north on Sunday and this will bring us a better opportunity for a passing shower or thunderstorm. There will be more clouds in the mix for Sunday and especially on Monday. As the low passes to our north a front will setup over Central Alabama and this will be the focal point for rain and storm development through next Tuesday. The timing for rain each day is still a bit uncertain however, the good news is that we will have a much better opportunity for rain. By next Wednesday and Thursday it appears we will have a better supply of sunshine, with the threat for mainly scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Be sure to join us tonight for more details!

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Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist