More severe storms expected Saturday

More storms are on tap for Saturday afternoon, after strong Friday night thunderstorms dumped heavy rain on parts of metro Atlanta.

The National Weather Service said some of Saturday's storms could be severe, with damaging winds and large hail.

At mid-morning, a large area of rain with embedded thunderstorms was moving through northern Alabama, drifting to the southeast toward the Georgia state line.

While no significant damage was reported from Friday night's storms, the Weather Service reported that 1.21 inches of rain fell at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Rainfall amounts elsewhere across metro Atlanta ranged from .09 inch in Peachtree City to .42 inch in Marietta and .55 inch in Chamblee.

The forecast for metro Atlanta calls for a 30 percent chance of storms during the afternoon Saturday, diminishing to 20 percent Saturday night and Sunday.

Weekend highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s, with lows in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Monday and Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a 30 percent chance of rain on Monday and a 20 percent chance on Tuesday.

Highs will be around 90, with lows in the 60s.

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast through Friday, forecasters said, with highs mostly in the low 90s.