Weather: Cold start to weekend; rain moves in Sunday

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From Staff Reports

A cold start and a rainy ending is the best way to describe this weekend’s weather forecast here in Coweta County.

Today’s forecast, issued by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, points to one of the coldest days of the season. For starters, the temperature at 8 a.m. at the Newnan-Coweta County Airport is 28 degrees with a North wind at 8 mph making the wind chill feel like 20.

The high today is expected to be only 42 degrees under sunny skies, some 22 degrees cooler than Thursday’s high of 64. The overnight low will be 26 and clear.

It will be slightly warmer and sunny on Saturday with a high forecast to be 51. Saturday night’s low only drops to 38.

Then rain moves in on Sunday. An 80 percent rain chance has been listed by the NWS, mainly after 1 p.m., with a high of 61. Showers continue into the night as the rain chance for Sunday night is at 90 percent. 

Mostly sunny skies return Monday with a high of 51.

Below is the extended forecast for Coweta. For up-to-date weather information, visit: NWS Newnan Page.

FRIDAY – Sunny, with a high near 42. North wind around 5 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT – Clear, with a low around 26. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

SATURDAY – Sunny, with a high near 51. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. East wind around 5 mph.

SUNDAY – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. High near 61. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

MONDAY – Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

Coweta County’s weekend forecast from the National Weather Service.

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