Weather: Cold, rain this week before bitter cold arrives Christmas weekend

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From Staff Reports

Before this week is up, there will be no doubt that winter officially begins on Wednesday, December 21.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City says to expect cold temperatures and rain on Tuesday and Thursday before bitter cold arrives on Christmas Eve. In fact, lows overnight Friday into Christmas Eve morning will drop to 11 degrees, and on Christmas Eve night, down to 15 – the coldest temperatures in about five years says the Atlanta TV stations’ weather folks.

Today and Wednesday will likely be the two best days, weather-wise, this week. Expect mostly cloudy skies both days with highs near 50 and overnight lows in the upper 30s.

A 60 percent rain chance enters the forecast on both Tuesday and Thursday with a high of 42 on Tuesday and 53 on Thursday.

After the rain moves out early Friday morning, temperatures will begin to drop as the Christmas weekend arrives. The high Friday will be 36 under mostly sunny skies. It will continue to be mostly sunny on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The high on Christmas Eve Saturday will be 28 and Christmas Day Sunday will be 34.

Below is the extended forecast for Coweta from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City as of 6:15 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 and is subject to change. For up-to-date weather information, visit: NWS Newnan Page.

MONDAY – Widespread frost before 10am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 50. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT – A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.

TUESDAY – Rain likely, mainly between 10am and 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 42. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

WEDNESDAY – Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

THURSDAY – Rain likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

FRIDAY – A 10 percent chance of rain before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.

CHRISTMAS EVE – Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.

CHRISTMAS DAY – Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.

Coweta County’s extended weather forecast from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

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