Forecast Details for Atlanta, GA

Recent Locations: Atlanta, GA  
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. North wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 69. North wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. East wind around 5 mph.
Thursday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
Thursday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 45.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.
Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 62.

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Weather Topic: What is Precipitation?

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Precipitation can refer to many different forms of water that may fall from clouds. Precipitation occurs after a cloud has become saturated to the point where its water particles are more dense than the air below the cloud.

In most cases, precipitation will reach the ground, but it is not uncommon for precipitation to evaporate before it reaches the earth's surface. When precipitation evaporates before it contacts the ground it is called Virga. Graupel, hail, sleet, rain, drizzle, and snow are forms of precipitation, but fog and mist are not considered precipitation because the water vapor which constitutes them isn't dense enough to fall to the ground.

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Weather Topic: What is Sleet?

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Sleet is a form of precipitation in which small ice pellets are the primary components. These ice pellets are smaller and more translucent than hailstones, and harder than graupel. Sleet is caused by specific atmospheric conditions and therefore typically doesn't last for extended periods of time.

The condition which leads to sleet formation requires a warmer body of air to be wedged in between two sub-freezing bodies of air. When snow falls through a warmer layer of air it melts, and as it falls through the next sub-freezing body of air it freezes again, forming ice pellets known as sleet. In some cases, water droplets don't have time to freeze before reaching the surface and the result is freezing rain.

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