Weather: Cool start to work week; high in 80s by Friday

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From Staff Reports

After this morning’s flirting with showers associated with a passing cold front, the remainder of the week will be dry and a warming trend starts Wednesday. 

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City says a 40 percent rain chance is in today’s forecast, primarily before lunch. After that, the skies become mostly sunny in the afternoon with a high of 69 degrees. Southwest wind will be 5-15 mph, gusting to 20.

Tuesday’s high is expected to be a little cooler – only 66 – but with sunny skies. The wind on Tuesday will be from the North at 10 mph, gusting to 20. Tonight and Tuesday’s overnight lows will be near 40. 

The warming trend begins in earnest on Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and a high near 71. The temps bump up to 78 on Thursday and 81 on Friday. 

When this story was published, the extended weekend forecast offered sunny skies with highs in the lower 80s.

Below is the extended forecast for Coweta from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City as of 6:15 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022. For up-to-date weather information, visit: NWS Newnan Page.

MONDAY – A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and 11am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 69. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

MONDAY NIGHT – Clear, with a low around 41. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

TUESDAY – Sunny, with a high near 66. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT – Clear, with a low around 40. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

WEDNESDAY –  Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

THURSDAY – Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

FRIDAY – Sunny, with a high near 81.

SATURDAY – Sunny, with a high near 83.

The Coweta County extended forecast from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

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