That 70s weekend a memory as rain, cooler temps move into region

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Monday's Weather Map (courtesy of The National Weather Service)

From Staff Reports
news@newnan.com
Those 70-degree temperatures over the weekend will be a distant memory as a week of rain,  then cooler temperatures are forecast for Coweta County.
Today, the National Weather Service gives an 80 percent chance of showers and possible thunderstorms in Coweta County and the region, mainly in the afternoon. The high is expected to near 70 degrees with south wind at 5 to 10 mph, gusting to 15 mph. Rainfall amounts between a 1/4 and 1/2 inch are possible.
Tonight, a 90 percent chance of rain is forecast with a low around 50 degrees. Southwest wind will be around 5 mph. Rainfall amounts again between 1/4 and 1/2 inch are possible.
On Tuesday, an 80 percent chance of rain is expected early, then gradual clearing begins as temperatures start to fall. The high for Tuesday will be near 64 degrees with a low of 31.
The first day of spring is set for Wednesday with a high of 64 and low of 31. And on Thursday, the high is forecast at 59 and the low at 32.
Today's expected rainfall will be the first in the area since .01 of an inch early on March 12. The Newnan Times-Herald Weather Station recorded 1.02 inches of rain on March 11 and .22 of an inch on March 5 for the only measurable amounts this month.
For more information on this week's weather, visit the Newnan Weather page at: http://www.times-herald.com/weather/ .




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