After a long day of dreary rain, Hurricane Idalia is finally working its way out of the state. While Athens-Clarke county didn't experience any severe rainfall (like much of southeast Georgia), there has been a continuous drizzle that has hovered over the area. Those conditions will continue into the evening but should move completely out of our area by midnight.
Tomorrow the temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 80s with drier air sloping in as the day continues. This dry air is due to an area of high pressure that will soon cover much of the eastern half of the country. As the system lingers, it will be the driver of calm conditions for the next few days. Expect Friday and Saturday to feel a bit cooler as winds switch back to a northwest flow.
Also important to note, the first game day of the 2023 season is looking absolutely perfect! Saturday calls for mostly sunny conditions with a high in the low 80s. The dry air and calm winds will lend itself to a very pleasant evening. And if that wasn't good enough, those desirable conditions will continue into Labor Day thanks again to that high pressure.
Keep an eye out for an updated weekend forecast in the coming days. Go Dawgs!