Weather: Wet weekend forecast through Saturday, clearing and colder Sunday

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From Staff Reports

Strong cold fronts are the norm this time of the year here in Coweta County and another is set to pass through the area on Saturday, says the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

The weekend will be cloudy and wet for the first half, then much cooler and dry for the second half. 

A 60 percent rain chance is forecast for today with cloudy skies and a high near 67 degrees. Tonight, rain chances drop to 20 percent but the temperature remains in the 60s. 

On Saturday, the NWS says coverage of showers and thunderstorms should become more widespread as a cold front pushes across the area. Some storms Saturday could be strong to severe and capable of producing gusty to damaging winds. 

Locally, downtown Newnan is scheduled to host its Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. on Saturday which is about the time the front moves through the area accompanied by a line of storms. City officials will be meeting today to determine if the parade will continue as planned or postponed to a rain date.

Saturday’s high is expected to be near 70 degrees, but then drops to a low of 36 overnight once the front passes. The day starts with South winds at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 before winds change with the front and then are from the Northwest at 10-15. 

Sunday will be sunny with North winds at 5-10 mph and an afternoon high of 56 is forecast.

Below is the extended forecast for Coweta. For up-to-date weather information, visit: NWS Newnan Page.

FRIDAY – Rain likely, mainly before 9am. Patchy fog before 2pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 67. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

FRIDAY NIGHT – A slight chance of rain before 9pm, then a slight chance of rain after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

SATURDAY – Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. High near 70. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

SATURDAY NIGHT – A 50 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

SUNDAY – Sunny, with a high near 56. North wind 5 to 10 mph. 

SUNDAY NIGHT – Clear, with a low around 35.

MONDAY – Sunny, with a high near 60.

The Coweta County weekend forecast from the National Weather Service.

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