Weekend Weather: Rain moves in Friday, Sunny skies return Sunday

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From Staff Reports

Another strong cold front is expected to move through Coweta County this weekend and with it rain and the potential for severe weather.

Rain chances start out at 50 percent today (Friday) under mostly cloudy skies. Today’s high will be near 76 degrees with a South wind at 5-10 mph. And a 40 percent rain chance remains overnight with a low of 60.

Saturday is when the front makes its way through Coweta. There is potential with this system for strong to severe storms, says the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. A 90 percent chance of rain is forecast with locally heavy rainfall, damaging wind gusts and large hail as be the primary hazards and a brief tornado is not out of the question.

Saturday’s high will be near 70 with south winds at 10-15, gusting to 20. The rain should be on its way out after midnight as the overnight low falls to 55.

Sunday should be the best day, weather-wise, of the weekend as clearing begins and sunny skies return with a high near 72. The overnight low will be 48.

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

FRIDAY – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind around 5 mph.

SATURDAY – Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. High near 70. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

SATURDAY NIGHT – A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

SUNDAY – A 10 percent chance of showers before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT – Mostly clear, with a low around 48.

MONDAY – Sunny, with a high near 79.

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