Clear skies in store Thursday before rain returns this weekend

ATLANTA FORECAST

Today: Showers and storms. High: 62.

Tonight: Chance of showers. Low: 55

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 57

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

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After heavy rain led to tornado warnings and damaging winds Wednesday, we should see sunshine and warm temperatures Thursday, according to Channel 2 Action News. 

“We’re going to have seasonably cool morning lows, and daytime highs will be a little above average,” Channel 2 Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said.

By noon, temps should be in the 50s before reaching a high of 56. The average high this time of year is 55. 

Atlanta reached a high of 62 degrees Wednesday. A cold front has since dropped temperatures to the mid-50s, Burns said. Currently, the temperature is 47. 

Rain is not in the forecast again until late Friday, when there is a 40 percent chance. Chances increase to 100 Saturday and 60 Sunday. 

Temperatures should stay mild the rest of the week.  

Earlier, wet roads led to wrecks across metro Atlanta. Multiple counties, including Carroll, Coweta and Paulding, were under tornado warnings. Storms blew through and knocked down trees. The FAA issued a ground stop at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. And downpours left behind flooded roads and other damage.

Flooding is still a concern in Forsyth County. Big Creek near Cumming is under a flood warning until 2:12 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

In Midtown, Peachtree Street was flooded Wednesday afternoon in front of the Equifax building, Channel 2 reported. Crews were working to unclog storm drains.

Officials were cleaning up after the storm wreaked havoc in other areas, too. Four trees were down at an apartment on Kaiser Street in Bremen and the roof of the complex was damaged, according to Channel 2.

Joe Gronemeyer walks in the rain at the North terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport early Wednesday. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

 

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