Weather: Cooler weather highlights Memorial Day Weekend

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From Staff Reports

A slow-moving cold front will make its way through Coweta County today and tonight, bringing a rain chance and much cooler temperatures.

The National Weather Service is giving a 20 percent rain chance today, increasing to 50 percent tonight as the front moves through. The timing of the rain – likely after 8 p.m. – could play a factor in tonight’s high school graduations at East Coweta and Northgate which are to take place outside at 7 and 7:30 p.m., respectively. Check with each school to find out if any changes to the commencement ceremonies will be made.

Today’s high will be near 85 degrees and the overnight low around 61.

The cooler temperatures arrive on Saturday with mostly sunny skies and a high of only 74 – a contrast to this week’s high temperatures in the 90s. The low Saturday night will drop down to 51.

Sunny skies continue both Sunday and Memorial Day. Sunday’s high will be 79 while Memorial Day’s forecast calls for a high near 85.

Rain chances return on Tuesday.

Below is the day-by-day forecast (subject to change) from the NWS. And for more weather information, visit: NWS Newnan Page.

FRIDAY – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. West wind around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

SATURDAY – Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. North wind around 10 mph.

SUNDAY – Sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 5 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT – Clear, with a low around 56.

MEMORIAL DAY – Sunny, with a high near 85.

MONDAY NIGHT – Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

TUESDAY – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

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