Rain expected to drench Atlanta early Wednesday

ATLANTA FORECAST

Today: Increasing clouds. High: 63

Tonight: Showers possible. Low: 38

Tomorrow: Rainy. High: 62

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

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Following a day of warm weather and clear skies, Atlanta can expect showers for much of Wednesday morning. 

Rain should roll into the metro area by 5 a.m., with much of it clearing out by lunchtime, Channel 2 Action News Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said. 

A cold front should enter the area by 8 a.m., but don’t expect temperatures to take a huge dip. 

“Even with the rain (and) the cold front, temperatures will remain well above average,” Burns said. 

The expected high is 62 in Atlanta. The average high for this time of year is 55.

On Tuesday, Atlanta reached a high of 69 — seven degrees higher than the expected high. It’s currently 63 degrees. 

Other parts of North Georgia saw temperatures in the 70s, including Griffin, Carrollton and Eatonton. 

Josh Burg enjoys mild weather kayaking on Stone Mountain Lake on Tuesday. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Temperatures should stay in the upper 50s the rest of the week. 

Additional rain is expected later in the week, Burns said. The chance increases from 40 percent Friday to 100 percent this weekend. 

“It’s going to be a washout,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. “Just plan on something to do indoors.”

The wet weather is much needed, with a moderate drought in effect in metro Atlanta and a severe drought in effect in far northwest Georgia.

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