While Sunday brought warmer air temperatures, the clouds that started the day stuck around through the afternoon, foreshadowing for the rainy week.
Steadier pockets of rain that started developing before noon brought thunderstorms to Floyd County and down to Polk County, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said.
Scattered rain showers were expected throughout the day Sunday, with a 70 percent chance of rain, but Monahan said it wouldn’t rain all day, Monahan said.
By 12:30 p.m. Troup, Heard and Meriwether counties had an increased chance of lightning and storms were heading east toward Tyrone and Peachtree City, Monahan said.
Temperatures were expected to reach 68 degrees by 4 p.m. and bring an increased chance of thunderstorms, especially south of I-20.
“The farther south of the metro you go, the better chance of seeing a thunderstorm for today,” Monahan said.
Monahan said the metro area would not see widespread, heavy rain.
Temperatures were 63 degrees in Griffin, 64 degrees in Atlanta and 64 degrees in Blairsville at 4 p.m.
By Monday morning, partly cloudy skies bring a 30 percent chance of rain and a high of 72 degrees. The morning commute should stay dry, Monahan said.
Temperatures will cool heading into Tuesday’s low of 46 degrees, down ten degrees from Monday’s low of 56 degrees.
Wet weather is expected to return Wednesday, with a 40 percent chance of rain that increases to 80 percent on Thursday.