Weather: Rain forecast for much of the week

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From Staff Reports

It’s been a while since a significant rain event has taken place in Coweta County, but now there’s one that will last most of the work week.

A stalled high pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean is the reason rain chances exist of 70 percent today, 50 percent on Tuesday, 70 percent on Wednesday and 90 percent on Thursday. The best way to describe the forecast will be simply off-and-on rain through Thursday night before sunny skies return in time for the Memorial Day weekend on Friday.

High temperatures will be 77 today, 81 on Tuesday, 83 on Wednesday, then in the mid-70s Thursday and Friday. Overnight lows will be in the 60s.

Memorial Day weekend looks nice with sunny skies and highs in the low 80s on Saturday and Sunday.

Below is the extended forecast for Coweta from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City as of 5:55 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022. For up-to-date weather information, visit: NWS Newnan Page.

MONDAY – Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

MONDAY NIGHT –  A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

TUESDAY –  A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

TUESDAY NIGHT – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY –  A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

THURSDAY –  Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 75. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

FRIDAY –  Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

SATURDAY –  Sunny, with a high near 81.

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

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