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Atlanta weather | Record rainfall a prelude to more on the way

» Severe weather in Atlanta: The latest

If you thought you saw more rain than normal in metro Atlanta on Monday, you’re right. The 2.62 inches that fell at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport set a record for Nov. 2

The heaviest rains had moved through the metro area by Monday evening. More showers, however, were in the forecast, despite numerous metro creeks and rivers threatening to overflow their banks.

It could be late Sunday until the sunshine reappears, according to Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns with Channel 2 Action News.

“What we’re going to see is low clouds, some fog, mist and drizzle,” Burns said. “But no more of the heavy rain.”

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Monday’s rain was enough to make a mess of the morning commute on metro interstates. Later, flooding prompted some residents to evacuate homes.

In DeKalb County, flood waters rushed into an apartment building off of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, forcing residents to grab what they could before being evacuated, Channel 2 reported.

“This is the most water I’ve ever seen in a 25-hour period,” said resident Scott Plageman.

In Gwinnett County, streets within Jones RV Park were flooded, forcing residents from their homes and making it difficult for school buses to drop children off in the afternoon.

The rain isn’t over though. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain Tuesday through Thursday, Burns said.

Then, another heavy round of showers will roll through, the Channel 2 meteorologist said. A separate weather system will bring a 70 percent chance of rain Friday followed by 80 percent Saturday, Burns said. It could be Sunday afternoon before the sun makes an appearance.

But, there’s one bright spot in the gloomy forecast. Temperatures will remain mild, Burns said.

“Temperatures will continue to be warm,” he said. “That’s the only silver lining through this entire forecast.”

Overnight temperatures will dip only to upper 50 and lower 60s before climbing to the middle 70s by the end of the week.

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