Area could see 2 inches of rain
by Lindsay Field
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From left, Powder Springs residents Tommy Briggs walks Buddy while Shannon Bonadonna walks Sasha at the track around the Mud Creek Soccer Complex on Monday afternoon. <br> Photo by Todd Hull
From left, Powder Springs residents Tommy Briggs walks Buddy while Shannon Bonadonna walks Sasha at the track around the Mud Creek Soccer Complex on Monday afternoon.
Photo by Todd Hull
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MARIETTA – Rain could make for a “very nasty rush hour” today, according to Mark Ressler, lead meteorologist with The Weather Channel.

Cobb County and other metro Atlanta communities could see anywhere between 1 to 2 inches of much-needed rainfall through today. Ressler said the weather is coming from a system out of Texas that is meeting a “very strong” cold front coming down through the middle of the country.

“Other areas to the north of (Atlanta) may see more than maybe three inches and rainfall will also be heavier in central Georgia,” he said. “On the whole, it’s going to be a fairly decent rain for everybody, which is good because we need the rain.”

With this rainfall, Ressler reminded drivers to be alert on the interstate and back roads when driving into work this morning.

“There will probably be some ponding of water,” he said. “Leave a little extra time because there will be some water issues on the road.”

Robert Garcia, meteorologist with The National Weather Service in Peachtree City, said there is a possibility of thunderstorms in the area but the biggest threat would be rain.

He also said that with this rain could come some cooler temperatures.

“Behind the front, there will hopefully be some release in terms of the humidity,” he said over the phone Monday. “Wednesday should be a little bit more fall-like, too.”

Garcia said the temperature should be in the 50s Wednesday morning but by Thursday morning, it will “creep” back into the 60s.

The highs will be in the mid- to-upper 70s through Wednesday and bounce back into the 80s by Friday.
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