Published Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Clearing, cooler temperatures on way for Coweta County

From Staff Reports

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After an evening of strong storms, Coweta County residents can expect gradual clearing today and cooler temperatures.

A line of strong storms with high winds, lightning and heavy rain moved through the area on Monday around 6 p.m. Several power outages along with downed trees and even some hail in Grantville was reported as emergency responder units throughout Newnan and Coweta County responded to multiple calls during the storms. No injuries were reported.

The Newnan Times-Herald weather station recorded a high-wind gust of 42 mph as the line of storms moved through. Overall, .42 of an inch of rain fell in downtown Newnan last night with .39 of an inch recorded between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. as the storms moved through.

Today, the National Weather Service says to expect patchy fog before 8 a.m., then gradual clearing with partly sunny to mostly sunny skies later in the day. The high temperature should reach 67 degrees with a north wind from 5 to 10 mph, gusting to 15.

Tonight, partly cloudy skies are forecast with a low of 35 degrees. North wind will be around 5 p.m.

The next three days have both sunny skies and rain chances in the forecast – Wednesday (sunny, high of 62, low 32), Thursday (sunny, high of 55, low 34) and Friday (chance of rain, high 52, low 39).

Also, this time of year the pollen count becomes an important number to residents of the area. Today's pollen count is in the Moderate range at 25. Two days ago, the pollen count was at 356 and was 258 on Monday, both in the high range. Pollens currently present are oak and cedar trees and grass.

For more weather information, visit our Newnan Weather page at: http://www.times-herald.com/weather/ .

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