Just as the Falcons are sitting this week out, the worst of the thunderstorms with an advancing cool front will sit out from attacking the Atlanta area Thursday.
Thunderstorms diminished in intensity from Wednesday evening over the Tennessee Valley, and a separate zone of storms has already slipped off to the south.
The storms produced damaging wind gusts, reports of tornadoes and injuries over the lower Mississippi Valley.
The result has left a gap in the storms as both areas advance eastward.
Heating of the day will bring new life to the storms, but with a noticeable gap in between both areas, the odds are against widespread severe weather in Atlanta. There is the potential for a brief shower or thunderstorm into the early evening.
Locally gusty storms are most likely to fire along the Atlantic Seaboard late Thursday into Thursday, night, but generally east and south of Atlanta.
The setup is a bit different than that of Wednesday over the lower Mississippi Valley. Most storms are not likely to poke high enough into the atmosphere to tap into the strong winds aloft and bring them down to the surface. However, there will be some exceptions.
Slightly cooler air will filter into Atlanta Thursday night and Friday.
The stage is set for clear weather and no threat of storms Thursday night, Friday, this weekend and into the first part of next week.
Severe thunderstorms with the risk of a few tornadoes will advance eastward across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest into Friday.
A dangerous outbreak of severe storms will strike the northern High Plains and Canadian Prairies on Wednesday.
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