Several inches of rain likely this week across north Georgia

Several inches of rain likely this week across north Georgia

Several inches of rain are expected this week in north Georgia.

ATLANTA — We may have tied the record-high temperature today in Atlanta, but don't get used to it, rain is on the way.

Today's record high of 91 was set in 1881. According to Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz, we tied the record today.

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"The area of low pressure and deep tropical moisture now over the eastern Gulf and Florida will start moving this way tonight into tomorrow, bringing increasing rain chances to north Georgia," Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

The system will bring plenty of rain to the southeast over the next several days.

“Rain and storms will be widespread across north Georgia tomorrow through the end of the week,” Monahan said.

The increased chance of rain and additional cloud cover will pull temperatures back to around average.

“Widespread rain and storms will continue over the weekend as deep tropical moisture continues to get pulled toward north Georgia,” Monahan said.

Through the end of the week, 3 to 5 inches of rain is likely to fall across north Georgia.

WHAT YOU CAN GET ONLY BY WATCHING CHANNEL 2 ACTION NEWS:

  • Updated jet stream and temperature forecast showing the hot pattern in place across north GA
  • Updated hour-by-hour cloud and rain forecast showing the mainly dry weather today and the much wetter weather pattern moving in starting tomorrow with tropical moisture
  • Forecast rainfall amounts through the weekend
  • Updated air quality information, as we have a code orange air quality alert today