Rain forecast for several days


There are now 25 Georgia counties that have been removed from any drought classification.

ATLANTA - Rain fell across metro Atlanta on Thursday, and more is expected in the next few days.

“Cloudy skies, light rain, drizzle at times,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said, of the day’s forecast.

Metro areas received one-fourth of an inch to half an inch of rain by the afternoon. Minton said showers will continue on-an-off throughout the day, but areas south of metro Atlanta are expected to get the brunt of the rain.

“The good news is if you really hoping for some substantial rain, next week, we have a chance for that,” Minton said.

There is a chance of rain in the forecast for Thursday through Monday, except Saturday.

Thursday’s temperatures are expected to peak in the lower-50s, then climb into the lower-60s Friday before returning to the 50s this weekend.

We'll have the latest forecast on Channel 2 Action News beginning at 4 p.m.

Due to steady recent rainfall, there are now 25 Georgia counties that have been removed from any drought classification, but many areas in the north metro area are abnormally dry or in a moderate drought. The extreme to exceptional drought levels are to the south and east of Atlanta.

The rain in the last two months has been an improvement for Lake Lanier. On Thursday, the lake reached its highest level (1,064 feet) since June. Full pool is 1,070 feet, and the February average is 1,066.5 feet.


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