Atlanta Weather | Rain moving out, cooler air moving in

Credit: John Spink

Credit: John Spink

The rain that swept into metro Atlanta from the northwest during the late stages of Friday’s morning commute had mostly moved out of the area by late morning, leaving mostly sunny skies and cooler temperatures in its wake.

At 11 a.m., the back edge of the rain stretched from near Gainesville to Conyers to north of Macon.

Rainfall totals from the morning’s showers were generally under an inch, ranging from .57 inch in Chamblee and .68 inch in Marietta and Dunwoody to .86 inch in Peachtree City and .89 inch in Dallas. The city’s official rain gauge at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recorded .77 inch.

The rain developed ahead of a cold front that will push the coolest air in months into the state.

Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said Saturday will be breezy and cool, with highs only in the mid-60s after a morning low of 52.

By early Sunday, temperatures will be in the low to mid-40s across metro Atlanta and in the upper 30s in the mountains, Minton said. Sunday’s high will be 70 under sunny skies.