Weekend Weather in Coweta: Rain moves in Easter Sunday

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From Staff Reports

Easter Weekend will start out dry, cool and windy and finish with a 100 percent rain chance on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

Today, look for gradual clearing and sunny skies in the afternoon with a high near 63 degrees. Tonight’s low under clear skies drops to 38 degrees.

In addition for today, a Red Flag Warning is in effect for much of North and Central Georgia, including Coweta County, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.  This means low relative humidity (20 percent) and strong winds of 12-18 mph, gusting  to 25-30 mph, will allow a fire to spread rapidly. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will occur within 24 hours. Please refer to the local burn permitting authorities on whether you can burn outdoors.

On Saturday, the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 70. Clouds begin moving in overnight and Sunday both showers and possibly severe thunderstorms are possible as rain chances are 100 percent.

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

FRIDAY – Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 63. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT – Clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

SATURDAY – Sunny, with a high near 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT – Showers likely after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

EASTER SUNDAY  – Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 71. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

SUNDAY NIGHT -– Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Weekend Forecast for Coweta County from the National Weather Service.

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