Rain hits metro Atlanta


ATLANTA - A flash flood watch is in effect for parts of north Georgia.

“(The) next couple of days, we could have a lot of rain,” Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said.

The flood watch affects northern counties, including Rabun and Habersham, and is set to expire at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Those areas could receive up to three inches of rain, Minton said.

She said further south, metro Atlanta could receive up to two and a-half inches of rain.

“Some (showers) could get quite heavy as that cold front makes its way through, and that rain is going to hold our temperatures back,” Minton said.

Temperatures are expected to peak in the lower 80s and hold in the mid-70s throughout the week. Minton said the rain should clear out by the end of the week. Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns will have an update on the forecast on Channel 2 Action News at 4.

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