Since we are entering the time when most of you are thinking about harvesting (and I know some are well along already, depending on location and variety), I will be posting a weekly outlook for rainfall each Saturday to give you an idea of what to expect. If you need more specific daily forecasts for your location, I’ve got a good description of how to get local hourly forecasts from the National Weather Service for your exact spot for the next six days at https://site.extension.uga.edu/climate/2018/03/where-to-get-hourly-weather-forecast-information/.
This week we are continuing the string of relatively wet forecasts for Georgia, and especially North Georgia. The latest 7-day map of QPF (Quantitative Precipitation Forecast) from the National Weather Service’s site at https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/day1-7.shtml shows that nearly all of the state will receive at least 0.75 inches and the northwest part of the state could see as much as 2.5 inches. This NWS website also provides daily maps for the first three days as well as days 4-5 and days 6-7 for planning farther ahead. Using this information, we see that the greatest amounts of rainfall are likely to fall on days 6-7 in NW GA, although every day has the potential for some rainfall. Keep in mind that summer rainfall tends to be showery rather than widespread, so some areas will see the full amount and others less from the scattered storms.
Nothing tropical on our radar at this time, but since we are entering the peak of Atlantic tropical season in the next few weeks, that is likely to change.