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Weekend rainfall, flood watch may drive out severe drought

Weekend rainfall, flood watch may drive out severe drought

We will fortunately have a dry period for the first half of the week as well, but then by the end of the week we could be dealing with thunderstorms and more rounds of heavy rain. Temperatures will be near or above average most of the week.

Our weekend storm system will slowly push south and east to a position just off the East Coast by Monday morning.

Scattered rain will continue to impact metro Atlanta and north Georgia through Monday morning.

And the weather service in Mobile has highlighted areas in southwest Alabama that have a limited risk of flooding on both Saturday and Sunday. There should be a lull in the rain before more arrives for Saturday evening. A rain shower is possible late in the day.

That much rain - and the duration of the event - could cause flooding for rivers (some of which are still in flood stage from Wednesday's rain) and creeks and low-lying areas.

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Severe weather and high winds will not be a factor this weekend although a few rumbles of thunder can not be ruled out Sunday. A couple could verge on the side of strong with gusty wind between 30 to 40 miles per hour being the main threat. This wedge effect will result in cooler 50s for areas to east, with highs in the 60s further west.

The high temperatures will likely remain through the week.

Over the last few days we had advertised that our data was indicating there would be some lulls and breaks in the rain Saturday afternoon, and now that the radar picture is unfolding it still appears that will be the case.

According to forecasters, the southwesterly mid- and upper-level flow will provide a moisture-rich air mass.


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