Atlanta weather | A rainy Sunday morning, then clear and cool

Keep that rain gear handy as you head out to your Sunday activities.

After a rainy Saturday, the weather forecast for metro Atlanta on Sunday morning calls for more of the same before a gradual clearing in the afternoon. A flood watch is in effect for the area through 1 p.m. Sunday, according to Channel 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz. He said the metro area could see 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain over the course of the weekend. Some minor flooding may occur because the ground is very saturated and with creeks, streams and rivers running above normal.

“The system quickly moves through and as it does, drier air comes in behind it, so we’ll have some lingering clouds. But the rain will taper off through (Sunday),” Nitz said. Temps will top out in the lower 50s.

Looking ahead, the weather will be partly cloudy, with a low of 28 and a high of 52 on Tuesday for the Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade and game.

Meanwhile, if you’re ready to dispose of your live Christmas tree, here are some ways to recycle:

Residents of Woodstock can take Christmas trees to Olde Rope Mill Park from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Jan. 4. Kids can watch the trees go through the chipper and parents can receive seedlings or a seed packet.

Suwanee's Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Bring One for the Chipper program will accept undecorated Christmas trees through Jan. 18. Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Jan. 4, free seed packets will be distributed.

Peachtree City is offering three locations for recycling Christmas trees. Between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, undecorated trees can be taken to the Peachtree City Recycling Center, the Kedron Kroger store and the Home Depot. For a small donation, the McIntosh Boys' Lacrosse team will pick up trees from homes or businesses until Feb. 16. To schedule a pickup, call 770-487-8877.

DeKalb residents who receive sanitation services can place Christmas trees, 7 feet or smaller, at the curb for pick-up on regular yard waste collection days. Trees 8 feet or larger should be cut in half for curbside pick-up.

Cobb County residents can take Christmas trees to one of five parks from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., through Jan. 4. Trees can be dropped at Lost Mountain, Noonday Creek, Fullers, Harrison and Sewell parks.

Trees can also be taken to Home Depot stores on Jan. 4. Smyrna’s Bring One for the Chipper will accept trees from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Jan. 4, at the Home Depot on Cumberland Parkway.