Rain to end Saturday, resume again Monday

Sabrinana Calderon braves the cold rain in DeKalb County Friday morning. The National Weather Service said early Friday that areas of the state along and south of a line from Warrenton to Americus would have the greatest chance for strong to severe storms Saturday afternoon.

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Sabrinana Calderon braves the cold rain in DeKalb County Friday morning. The National Weather Service said early Friday that areas of the state along and south of a line from Warrenton to Americus would have the greatest chance for strong to severe storms Saturday afternoon.

A week that began with metro Atlantans dodging black ice and enduring record-breaking cold temperatures will end on a warmer but wet note.

The risk of severe thunderstorms Saturday has shifted to the south, but much of metro Atlanta could receive an inch or more of rain before the precipitation that began Thursday night tapers off on Saturday, forecasters said.

The National Weather Service said early Friday that areas of the state along and south of a line from Warrenton to Americus would have the greatest chance for strong to severe storms Saturday afternoon.

Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said the chance of rain in metro Atlanta is 60 percent Friday, increasing to 100 percent Saturday. Afternoon highs will warm from the upper 40s Friday to the low 60s Saturday, Nitz said, with lows early Saturday in the upper 40s.

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Sunday should be mostly sunny, with morning lows around 40 degrees followed by highs in the mid-50s.

Another chance of rain will usher in the new work week, according to Nitz. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain Monday, along with highs in the mid-50s and lows in the low 40s.

Wake-up temperatures Friday were well above freezing for the first time this week, generally in the upper 30s across metro Atlanta.