Weather: Rain from Ida arriving; dry and cooler beginning Thursday

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From Staff Reports

The National Weather Service says to expect outer bands of rain from former Hurricane Ida to begin arriving in the Coweta County area late this afternoon.

With those bands will come locally heavy rain and gusty winds. Expect a high temperature today of 87 degrees under mostly cloudy skies with South wind at 5-10 mph.

On Tuesday, the remnants of Ida will give Coweta an 80 percent rain chance during the day and evening. Southeast winds will be 10-15 mph with gusts to 25. There will be a slight threat for isolated tornadoes in those bands.

Things begin to get better, weather-wise, on Wednesday as Ida continues northeast. Folks can expect partly sunny skies with a high near 82 and only a 40 percent rain chance. Winds will be from the Southwest at 5-10 mph, gusting to 15.

Finally, dry and cooler air settles in Thursday bringing sunny skies through Sunday. Highs will be in the mid-80s and overnight lows near 62.

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

MONDAY – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph.

TUESDAY – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 9am. High near 80. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TUESDAY NIGHT – Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 3am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Low around 69. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

WEDNESDAY – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

THURSDAY – Sunny, with a high near 85.

FRIDAY – Sunny, with a high near 85.

SATURDAY – Sunny, with a high near 87.

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