“The rain will be tapering off early in the morning on Thursday, and it’s going to be dry for New Year’s Eve celebrations,” Minton said. “New Year’s Day, it will be sunny and cold, and it will be dry and sunny Saturday and Sunday.”
Minton said highs will be in the upper 60s Tuesday and Wednesday, and in the upper 50s Thursday. Morning lows will be the upper 50s Wednesday and around 50 degrees Thursday.
Temperatures will finally feel more like winter by New Year’s Day, when highs will only reach 50 degrees after starting the day in the low 40s.
The colder weather will continue through the weekend, with highs around 50 degrees and lows in the low 30s.
The storms that dumped about an inch and a half of rain across most of metro Atlanta Monday afternoon had moved into the southeast corner of the state by Tuesday morning.
Monday’s rainfall totals ranged from 1.35 inches in Marietta and 1.48 inches in Dunwoody to 1.52 inches in Chamblee, 1.54 inches at the airport and 1.8 inches in Peachtree City. In the mountains Tuesday, 2.15 inches of rain was recorded in Blairsville, while just over 2 inches fell in Ellijay and Blue Ridge.