Weather Week: More rain, Flash Flood Watch in effect today

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From Staff Reports

More rain is forecast for Coweta County this week and a Flash Flood Watch goes into effect today at 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

Moderate to heavy rainfall of 1 to 2 inches will be possible tonight into Tuesday across the area. Runoff from heavy rainfall will pose a threat for flooding in low-lying areas. The Flash Flood Watch will continue through Tuesday evening.

The rain continues Tuesday (90%), Wednesday (50%), Thursday (90%) and into early Friday (20%). Temperatures will be mild with highs in the mid-60s to 70s and lows in the 50s.

Below is a day-by-day forecast (subject to change) from the NWS:

MONDAY – A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 64. East wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

MONDAY NIGHT – Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Low around 59. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

TUESDAY – Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then showers between 8am and 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. High near 70. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

TUESDAY NIGHT – Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

WEDNESDAY – A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

THURSDAY – Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. High near 62. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

FRIDAY – A 20 percent chance of showers before 8am. Sunny, with a high near 51.

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