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Storms likely to hold off for Father’s Day

POSTED: June 16, 2013 12:11 a.m.

After what should be a nice Father’s Day today, more showers and thunderstorms are likely to greet the last full week of spring.

Today’s forecast is for mostly sunny skies and a high around 85, perfect for cookouts, a ballgame or a day on the lake. The chance of thunderstorms is about 20 percent during the day, but will increase overnight, with a greater chance of a pop-up storm after 11 p.m.

The chance of storms increases to start the work week, 60 percent Monday and Tuesday, with some showers likely in most areas. Temperatures will stay in the mid-80s.

Friday marks the official first day of summer.

So far, the National Weather Service isn’t predicting the kind of severe storms that hit late Thursday, downing trees and powerlines throughout North Georgia with heavy rain, strong winds, hail and lightning.

As of Saturday, hundreds of customers remained without power in metro Atlanta. The damage was most severe in the western suburbs of Cherokee and Cobb counties, where a pair of tornadoes were confirmed to have touched dow


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