by: David Chandley Updated:
ATLANTA - Tropical Storm Karen has weakened this morning, with maximum winds at 50 mph. The ragged storm is centered 290 miles SSE of the Louisiana coast. Wind, rain and heavy surf will start affecting the Gulf Coast on Saturday.
North Georgia's weather will be partly cloudy on Saturday and warm. Sunday, Karen will move inland and bring rich Gulf moisture into the southeast. That moisture will interact with a cold front to produce rainfall for North Georgia by Sunday afternoon and evening.
Right now, the heaviest rainfall will be south of Atlanta, but the metro area could see an inch. It will also be breezy late Sunday and into Monday morning.
The rain chance will go down by Monday afternoon.
Watch Channel 2 Action News at noon for the latest tracks and information on Karen.