Today could be another rough day for air travelers as forecasters are predicting a good chance for a repeat of the strong thunderstorms that delayed flights at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for more than two hours on Wednesday.
"Showers and thunderstorms will develop again this afternoon, with lightning, hail, gusty winds and heavy downpours," WSB -TV meteorologist Karen Minton said early Thursday.
The National Weather Service warned that some of the heavier storms could dump as much as 2 to 3 inches of rain in areas where the ground is already saturated, resulting in minor flooding.
The rainy pattern will persist into the weekend, forecasters said. The chance of rain is 40 percent today, 70 percent on Friday, 30 percent Saturday and 40 percent Sunday.
Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.
After a third day this week of lightning-riddled skies, Federal Aviation Administration officials late Wednesday night reported flights delayed by as much as two hours and 38 minutes at the nation's busiest airport.
Staff writer Marcus K. Garner contributed to this article.
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