More storms on tap Tuesday; rain chances increase by week’s end

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Today's Forecast

A Smyrna church was struck by lightning Monday night as heavy storms dumped torrential rain on parts of metro Atlanta, and forecasters said some areas could see more thunderstorms Tuesday.

The lightning bolt left a large hole in the steeple of Welcome All Baptist Church on Borne Avenue in Smyrna, Channel 2 Action News reported. Firefighters quickly doused the fire before it spread beyond the steeple.

Rainfall totals from Monday’s storms included .73 inch in Marietta and .47 inch in Mableton and in Peachtree City.

Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said there’s a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs in the mid-80s and lows near 70.

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The rain chance goes up and the temperatures go down by week’s end, Minton said.

The chance of rain is 60 percent Thursday through Saturday, she said.

Highs will be around 80 degrees Thursday and in the mid-70s Friday and Saturday. Lows will be in the mid-60s by the weekend, Minton said.