Week to begin wet, end wet, with no frozen precipitation in the forecast

The new work week began on a damp note, as a band of heavy rain swept across metro Atlanta during the early stages of Monday’s morning commute, but with temperatures well above freezing, the precipitation was all rain.

The heaviest rain stretched from Athens to Covington to McDonough just before 6 a.m., with mostly light rain expected for the rest of the morning.

Temperatures at 5 a.m. were mostly in the low to mid-60s, nearly 30 degrees warmer than the normal low for the date of 36.

Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said the mercury will be in the upper 50s under partly sunny skies during the afternoon. The chance of morning rain Monday is 90 percent, Minton said.

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Tuesday will again be wet and a little cooler, with a 90 percent chance of rain, a morning low in the mid-40s and an afternoon high around 50 degrees.

The chance of rain diminishes to 30 percent Wednesday, and Thursday should be the driest day of the week, Minton said.

Highs will be in the mid-50s Wednesday and low 50ss Thursday, with morning lows cooling from the upper 40s early Wednesday to the mid-30s Thursday.

The work week will end much the same way as it began, with a 40 percent chance of rain forecast for Friday, when lows in the upper 30s will be followed by highs around 50 degrees.