Parts of Georgia were pounded by strong storms on Thursday, while other areas received no rain, but forecasters are predicting sunny skies statewide for Easter weekend.
The National Weather Service reported hail up to an inch in diameter late Thursday in Floyd County, with smaller hail in Whitfield and Chattooga counties. Southeast of metro Atlanta, strong storms downed trees Thursday afternoon in Johnson, Emanuel and Laurens counties.
The last of the rain was moving out of east Georgia before daybreak Friday.
Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said skies should continue to clear throughout the day on Friday, leaving sunny conditions on tap for Saturday and Sunday.
Highs Friday will be in a little cooler than normal, topping out in the mid-60s, Minton said. Weekend highs will be in the low 70s on Saturday and mid-70s on Easter. Lows will be a degree or two on either side of 50.
Minton's extended forecast calls for dry conditions at least through Tuesday.
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