In Columbus, 3.4 inches of rain fell on Thursday, pushing the west Georgia city's surplus for the year to 12.75 inches.
The forecast for metro Atlanta calls for a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon, with highs in the mid-70s.
The chance of rain diminishes to 20 percent Friday night, when lows will be around 60 degrees.
Mostly sunny skies are predicted for Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 80s on Saturday, warming to the upper 80s on Sunday.
Rain returns to the forecast on Monday, when there's a 20 percent chance of precipitation.
The chance of rain is 40 percent on Tuesday and 30 percent on Wednesday.
Highs will be in the mid- to upper 80s Monday through Wednesday, the Weather Service said.