JOHN SPINK / AJC
RAIN FIRST, THEN SNOW--January 14, 2013 Atlanta: Pedestrians made their way across Peachtree Street near Decatur Street in downtown Atlanta Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 against the a colorful reflection from the traffic lights on the wet streets. Parts of north Georgia, including much of metro Atlanta, will be under a flood watch this week as forecasters are predicting several inches of rain. The flood watch went into effect at 1 p.m. Monday and continues through Wednesday for Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Cherokee, Gwinnett, Paulding, Douglas and Bartow counties as well as areas to north and west of those counties. The National Weather Service said rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches can be expected through Wednesday morning across northwest Georgia. Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton put Atlanta’s chance of rain at 80 Tuesday, 40 percent on Wednesday and 60 percent Thursday. The rain will be accompanied by cooler temperatures, and Thursday night, there’s a 40 percent chance of a rain/snow mix across extreme north Georgia, where temperatures are forecast to dip to around 30 degrees. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
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