As of Saturday, meteorologists forecast that some parts of Georgia could see up to 8 inches of rain in the next seven days.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

UPDATE: Metro Atlanta could see half a foot of rain by the end of the week

Enjoy the sun on Monday while you have the chance.

After a picturesque Saturday, wet weather is forecast across North Georgia over the next several days, with experts warning of possible flooding in some areas.

Showers Sunday evening are expected to kick off a string of rainy days that could continue through February.

Some parts of North Georgia can expect between 7 to 10 inches of rain over the next week, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Glenn Burns said Friday.

  

Though metro Atlanta is expected to receive slightly less, it could still see up to half a foot of rain.

By Sunday night, between half an inch and one-and-a-half inches of rain is possible, Channel 2 meteorologist Eboni Deon said.

“Look what's in store,” Deon said. “Plenty of wet days ahead.”

 

Any rain during the Monday morning commute should clear by the afternoon and make for a nice, sunny day, Deon said. 

Then, the deluge begins.

“Our story is going to be pretty much a broken record,” Deon said, noting that the rain is set to be nearly inescapable for days.

On Tuesday, the rain is expected to become heavier and more widespread, a pattern that could continue through the end of the week. Tuesday is also expected to be slightly cooler as chilly winds keep temperatures below 50 degrees, Deon said.

Showers will be on and off the entire week, she said, with some areas in the far north of the state picking up as much as 10 inches by next Saturday.

“We are going to be stuck in the same pattern,” Deon said, “in and out of the rainfall for much of next week.”

Residents living south of Atlanta, however, are expected to receive far less rain.

The increased precipitation coupled with recent lake releases has some concerned about possible flooding along the Chattahoochee River, which was flowing at a rate 12 times higher than usual, according to the news station.

“It’s virtually impossible to get a boat or kayak on the river right now because the flows are so high they’re actually dangerous,” Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth told Channel 2.

Parts of Don White Memorial Park in Roswell were already underwater Friday. 

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