The stormy weather North Georgia has seen the last couple days will likely continue through Tuesday.
On Saturday a flood watch was issued for much of the state until Sunday evening. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Morgan, Jasper, and Newton counties until 6:15 p.m.
“Our weather pattern isn’t changing all that much,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Eboni Deon said. “It’s going to stay pretty wet and stormy over the next few days.”
At the moment, we aren’t seeing any rain in the metro area, but Atlanta is covered with a heavy blanket of clouds, Deon said. However, the wet weather will return in the afternoon, as the chance of rain increases to 80% by 5 p.m.
The good news is that the rainfall isn’t expected to be quite as widespread as Saturday.
“Expect more scattered rain and storms during the morning and afternoon,” Deon said. “The chance for rain will remain high through Tuesday as an area of low pressure hangs out over the Southeast and a front slides in late Monday.”
Metro Atlanta is expected to see between 2 and 4 inches of rain through Tuesday evening, with some areas south of the city already reaching 3.5 inches on Saturday.
The wetter weather should help keep Atlanta cool, however, as high temperatures are expected to remain in the lower 80s through the middle of next week, Deon said.
With all the rain, the Georgia Department of Transportation does not have many daytime lane closures planned. The main street to avoid this weekend is Peachtree Road between Peachtree Avenue and Pharr Road, which will have a lane closed for sidewalk repairs, GDOT said.
Brighter days are ahead, but until the rain clears out, it might be best to bring an umbrella along just in case.
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