THE LATEST: Tropical storm watch issued for N. Georgia, metro Atlanta 

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THE LATEST: Tropical storm watch issued for N. Georgia, metro Atlanta 

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  • The tropical storm warning was issued Friday evening. 
  • Tropical Storm Nate is expected to bring gusty winds later.
  • Rain is expected to last through Tuesday. 

ATLANTA FORECAST

Today: Sunny and warm. High: 84

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 61

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High: 80

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

It’s warm and dry now but that will change drastically this weekend as Tropical Storm Nate is expected to affect North Georgia and metro Atlanta. 

A tropical storm watch was issued for the region Friday evening following reports Nate could bring gusty winds to metro Atlanta Saturday into Sunday and between 2 and 4 inches of rain early next week. 

Tropical Storm Nate is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane, Channel 2 Action News reported. 


Rain chances are expected to increase from 20 percent Saturday to 80 percent Sunday.

Wet weather chances won’t decrease until Tuesday when they are at 40 percent, Channel 2 reported. 

Atlanta should stay in the 80s through then. 

Highs are expected to stay in the 80s in metro Atlanta. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Currently, the temperature is 79 in Atlanta. The average high for this time of year is 76, Channel 2 reported.

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