Anna Sims joined Storm Team 9 as a weekend meteorologist in July 2020. She is excited to start her career at home in the Chattahoochee Valley while working one county away from her home in Harris County, Ga. Anna began college at Young Harris College in North Georgia where she studied Environmental Science and was a competitive cheerleader for the Mountain Lions. After a year and a half in the Enchanted Valley, Anna’s passion for weather continued to grow, and she decided to transfer to the University of Georgia to pursue a degree in Atmospheric Sciences. Anna graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2020 with a BS in Atmospheric Sciences and a BS in Geography. Anna plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in the next few years while researching severe weather.
During her years at the University of Georgia, Anna did extensive research on tornadic events. One of her favorite research projects focused on the March 3, 2019 tornado outbreak - a date which Anna holds heavily on her heart. Anna was home in Pine Mountain during this outbreak, and she was less than half of a mile from where a tornado touched down in Pine Mountain. It was during this tornadic outbreak that Anna decided she wanted to pursue broadcast meteorology in the Chattahoochee Valley so that she could help keep her neighbors safe during severe weather outbreaks.
Anna spent most of her free time growing up with her grandparents in Harris County, and she loves the Chattahoochee Valley because it is her home. After spending four years away at college, she is happy to be back while she kicks off her career in Columbus.
We kick off the weekend hot and muggy with very low rain coverage in the afternoon. We will warm up into the mid-90s on Saturday and Sunday with just a passing shower or two in the evening hours, but most of us will stay dry, hot, and steamy.
A decent coverage of showers and storms in the afternoon and evening hours will help to knock our temperatures below average for this time of year. We saw increased cloud cover in the early afternoon today, and we will see that tomorrow as well which will help to cap out how hot it will get.
Rain begins to return to the Chattahoochee Valley for your weekend. We will be seeing higher rain chances in the afternoons this weekend, and that is going to help us cool off just a bit into the low-to-mid-90s for your afternoon high temperatures.
The next two days are going to be a transition into a bit of a rainier period across the Chattahoochee Valley. But for today, highs in the upper-90s again with plenty of humidity around to make it feel even hotter.
Another hot day across the Chattahoochee Valley with highs in the mid-to-upper 90s and a small chance of a passing shower in the afternoon hours. It is going to be muggy again though, so the heat index values will once again be approaching and possibly reaching the triple digits.
Only one more day of highs in the upper 90s across the Chattahoochee Valley. Sunday’s forecast features another hot and muggy day with heat index values in the triple digits for some of us, and just a passing chance for a shower or storm in the afternoon.
Well, the severe threat has ended for the Chattahoochee Valley as we head into the late Sunday nighttime hours. Rain cooled air has dropped our temperatures into the 70s, so we start out mild for your Monday morning with lows in the upper-60s in some spots.