Weather: Tropical system to bring rain to Coweta this weekend

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From Staff Reports

Rain is in the weekend forecast here in Coweta County, says the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

Today (Friday) will be the best day – weather-wise – of the weekend with mostly sunny skies and a high of 92 degrees.

A tropical low pressure system – which could develop into a tropical depression later today – is expected to bring heavy rainfall from the Gulf Coast all the way into Georgia Saturday and Sunday.

As a result, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Coweta and surrounding counties from Saturday through Sunday evening. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches of rain are possible in the Watch area.

Rain chances are llsted at 50 percent Saturday, then 70 percent Saturday night, 80 percent Sunday and 50 percent Sunday night.

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

FRIDAY – Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

SATURDAY – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

SATURDAY NIGHT – Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

SUNDAY – Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 81. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

SUNDAY NIGHT – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

MONDAY – Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

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