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Weekend Weather: Mild with clouds, stray shower Sunday

Our completely dry days are numbered... next week will be more active with rain chances each day

ATLANTA — QUICK FORECAST: 
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and still warm. High: 72.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy and mild. Low: 51.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and mild with a 20% chance of a stray shower. High: 67.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with spotty AM showers, PM rain more likely. High: 68.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, breezy and chilly. High: 57.


DISCUSSION:

We broke a record high temperature Friday afternoon.  It hit 77 degrees.  The record for Friday's date is 74 set in 1982 and 2012.  We will have more warmth this weekend, but we think it will stay below record levels.  

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If you are doing some tailgating before the SEC Chamionship game at the Benz, it will be mild and warm.  Morning temperatures will be in the 50s, 60s by lunch, then 70 as the game begins. There will be more clouds than sunshine, but dry weather prevails.

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We'll be heading to the low 70s this afternoon with a mostly cloudy to partly sunny sky.

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We bring back the chance for a stray shower on Sunday as moisture continues increasing across North Georgia. The rain chance is just 20%. Our pattern is very much going to be flipping. Rain becomes more likely Monday afternoon with a front passing through the area. Notice the rain chances lingering through the middle of the week.

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Here's the forecast track Monday showing a line of showers moving through North Georgia from late morning through late afternoon. Locally heavy rain is possible.

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We could use the rain! It has been very dry lately. Our rain surplus is shrinking. We are also nearing drought conditions over parts of north Georgia. Here's more on metro Atlanta's drought status.  

Over the next week, North Georgians could pick up 1 to 3 inches of rain with locally higher amounts.

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