Possibility of Severe Weather across Georgia/Carolina this morning and afternoon

Weather across Georgia and Carolina

SHORT TERM FORECAST

Expect showers and a few thunderstorms through the early morning with temperatures warming through the 50s. As temperature warm later this morning into the 60s, the air will become more unstable, and we’ll have an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms.

EXTENDED FORECAST

Monday Afternoon

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some storms could become severe with the threat of damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning, and isolated tornadoes. The best chance for Severe Weather appears to be from 1pm until 8pm. Highs in the upper 60s.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms ending late. Winds from the west/southwest at 10-25 mph. Lows in the upper 40s.

Tuesday

Clearing and mild. Highs in the mid 60s. Overnight lows in the upper 30s.
Wednesday

Mainly sunny and mild. Highs in the mid 60s. Overnight lows in the low 40s.

Thursday

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. Overnight lows in the low 30s.

Friday

Mostly cloudy and cool. Highs in the mid 50s. Overnight lows near 30.

Saturday and Sunday

Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 50s. Overnight lows in the low 30s.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Another cold front will approach from the west on today. Our area will be very unstable ahead of this front throughout the day. A warm southerly flow with strong winds aloft are setting the stage for a round of severe weather later this morning through the afternoon and evening. I believe the most active part of our day will be from 1pm until 8pm. The storm prediction center has our entire area in a moderate risk for severe weather. The stronger storms could include damaging winds and large hail, and isolated tornadoes. Locally heavy rain is possible with totals around 1-3″. Please keep an eye to the sky and keep watching our reports at NBC26 to know what’s going on today! Be safe driving on the roadways.

Once this front gets east of us by late Monday night, we expect mainly sunny and mild weather for Tuesday and Wednesday.

A dry cold front will bring cooler air for next Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will be on a cooling trend into the weekend, but no major storms are in the extended outlook.

Mid-Season Program Lineup

Comedy Block

NBC adjusts its mid-season program lineup beginning the week of January 2 as the hit freshman comedy “My Name Is Earl” and “The Office” move to Thursdays to join a new two-hour comedy block that includes the new comedy “Four Kings” and “Will & Grace.” In addition, the new limited drama series “The Book of Daniel” will premiere, “Scrubs” will return to Tuesdays and the “The Biggest Loser” will come back as a series of themed specials titled “The Biggest Loser: Special Edition.”

Thursday nights will return to NBC’s storied comedy roots starting on January 5 with an 8-10 p.m. block that includes “Will & Grace,” “Four Kings,” “My Name Is Earl” and “The Office.”

“The Book of Daniel,” which begins with back-to-back episodes on Friday, Jan. 6 (9-11 p.m.), will be featured as a limited series that will run until Friday, Feb. 3rd the week prior to the start of NBC’s exclusive coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics on Friday, Feb. 10. “Most Outrageous TV Moments” will now become a series starting on Friday, Jan. 6 (8-9 p.m.).

NBC’s “The Apprentice” and “Joey” will return following the Winter Olympics (additional details about NBC’s post-Olympic program schedule will be revealed during the network’s January Press Tour).

The announcements were made by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

“These mid-season adjustments allow us to showcase the season’s top-rated new comedy in ‘Earl’ as well as the increasingly popular ‘The Office’ on Thursdays along with the new ‘Four Kings’ while we also introduce a great new drama series in ‘Book of Daniel’ on Fridays” said Reilly. “In so doing, we have the pieces in place to fulfill one of our goals — to bring back a block of quality comedy to Thursday nights.”

“Four Kings” and “The Book of Daniel” were previously announced as mid-season series. “Four Kings” will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 5 (8:30-9 p.m.).

After “The Book of Daniel” debuts with its back-to-back episodes on Friday, Jan. 6 (9-11 p.m.), it returns the following week (January 13) in its regular time from 10-11 p.m. “Dateline NBC” will then return in its new Friday time (9-10 p.m.) on January 13. “Most Outrageous TV Moments” — originally a series of NBC specials — will begin its weekly run as a series on Friday, Jan. 6 (8-9 p.m.).

“Scrubs” returns to NBC’s primetime lineup with back-to-back original episodes on Tuesdays (9-10 p.m.) following “Fear Factor” starting Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Fresh off its record-setting season finale on November 29, “The Biggest Loser” will now return as a series of self-contained and themed specials in “The Biggest Loser: Special Edition,” beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 4 (9-10 p.m.). The series will then run for five more weeks prior to the start of NBC’s exclusive coverage of the Winter Olympics on February 10.

Weather Calculations

Weather Calculations

Heat Index Calculation

Enter in the air temperature ( Tair ) in degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity ( RH ) in percent ( without the % sign ), then click on the Calculate HI to compute the heat index ( HI ).

Relative Humidity Calculation

Enter in the air temperature ( Tair ) and dew point temperature ( Tdp) in degrees Fahrenheit ( oF ) then click on the Calculate RH to compute relative humidity( RH ).

Here is the formula to calculate the Wind Chill:

T(wc)=.081 x (3.71 x sqrt(V) + 5.81 – 0.25 x V) x (T – 91.4) + 91.4 , where T(wc) is the Wind Chill in degrees F, V is the Wind Speed in MPH, and T is the temperature in degrees F. You can use the calculator below which uses this formula.