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Updated: 4:59 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014 | Posted: 3:25 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014

Atlanta weather | Rain in Monday’s forecast



By David Wickert

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

After a mostly sunny Sunday, expect showers and storms Monday, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz. But dress light for highs in the upper 80s and a low of 72.

Later this week: Expect showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, with temperatures expected to reach levels in the mid-80s with a low of 71. Wednesday, the National Weather Service predicts a 70 percent chance of rain, with that number falling throughout the rest of the week. Check the full weather report and track changes.

Weekend at a glance: Following Saturday’s heavy storms, Sunday was expected to be partly cloudy with a chance of scattered storms, according to Nitz.

Toppled trees knocked out power to thousands Saturday, but now almost all of the approximately 7,800 customers, including more than 3,000 in metro Atlanta, have had their power restored, according to Georgia Power’s outage map.

During a 24-hour period from 5 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Saturday, rainfall totals in Fulton County averaged 1.5 inches, according to the NWS.

Dozens of counties, including Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Henry and Pickens, were under severe thunderstorm warnings at various points Saturday afternoon.

Trees were down on Beverly Road in Ansley Park as well as West Wesley Road and Dellwood Drive in northwest Atlanta. At Collier and Wycliff roads, cars were crushed, according to Channel 2 Action News. Three Paulding roadways — Mustang Drive at Bent Creek Drive, Davis Mill Road North just south of Emerald Pines Lane and Poplar Springs — were blocked due to downed trees, the sheriff’s office told the television station.

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