Sharpsburg, Newnan receive 5-plus inches of rain over the weekend


From Staff Reports

This time, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City got it right. They had forecast rain and lots of it. And the forecast delivered.

Fayette and Coweta Counties received the brunt of the significant rain event from Friday to Sunday afternoon. Peachtree City picked up the highest rainfall total with 7.81 inches in that period. Fayetteville was next at 6.36 inches, followed by Sharpsburg 5.96 and Newnan 5.50.

Just one county down to the south – Troup – saw LaGrange pick up 4.40 inches of rain and a county to the north – Carroll – had Carrollton receive 2.49 inches. Atlanta Hartsfield Airport had 4.21 inches.

Rain remains in the forecast for today with a 70 percent chance. Tuesday looks sunny, then another chance (40%) of rain arrives Wednesday before a drying out period heads into the weekend.

Below is the day-by-day forecast for this work week by the NWS:

TODAY – Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TUESDAY – Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. East wind around 5 mph.

THURSDAY – Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

FRIDAY – Sunny, with a high near 83.

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