Rain might put damper on Memorial Day plans

'Cool and wet pattern will persist through the holiday weekend'

The holiday weekend began with light rain scattered across metro Atlanta Saturday morning, with heavy rain falling along the Georgia coast.

The rain should continue off and on through Memorial Day, putting a damper on outdoor plans.

The National Weather Service reported drizzle in Marietta after daybreak Saturday, while light rain was falling across the southern suburbs.

At 9 a.m., it was raining heavily in Savannah, the Weather Service said.

"The cool and wet pattern will persist through the holiday weekend," the Weather Service said in a statement Saturday morning.

Forecasters said Georgians "should easily see at least light precipitation amounts in most areas, with some receiving heavier showers."

While the rain could be accompanied by isolated thunderstorms, no severe weather is expected, the Weather Service said.

The chance of rain is 80 percent Saturday, decreasing slightly to 70 percent Sunday and 50 percent on Memorial Day.

Highs will be in the mid-70s on Saturday, warming to the low 80s by Monday. Overnight lows will be in the mid-60s.