Rain to linger through the weekend

Earlier forecasts for a chance of snow or sleet early Friday might not pan out, but the prediction of rain later in the day and into the weekend appears to be right on the money.

The weekend rain could be heavy at times, particularly Saturday night and early Sunday morning, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said.

Conditions were dry across much of metro Atlanta at 6 a.m. Friday, although light rain was being reported in Peachtree City and at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Predawn temperatures were mostly in the mid- to upper 30s, ranging from 36 in Alpharetta and 37 in Dunwoody and Peachtree City to 39 in Chamblee and 40 at the airport.

Minton said the chance of rain is 80 percent later in the day Friday, 70 percent Saturday and 60 percent Sunday.

Afternoon highs will be in the low 50s Friday, upper 50s Saturday and low 60s Sunday, with lows in the low 40s early Saturday and upper 40s Sunday.

Temperatures will take another nose dive on Monday and Tuesday, when highs will be in the low 50s and lows will dip back into the 30s.