Areas north of I-20 up to the Tennessee border is under a flash flood watch through 4 pm, including North Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Bartow, Forsyth and Hall counties. Rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2 inches are forecast with locally higher amounts possible.
Atlanta has already picked up 5.24 inches of rain this month. That’s more than four inches high than normal. We already have an 11.26 inch rainfall surplus for the year.
Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz, who is filling in for Kirk Mellish, says there is a 70 percent chance of rain through the afternoon. High temperatures will stay in the low 80s.
There is another round of showers and thunderstorms likely overnight Tuesday, but the daytime rain chance drops to 30 percent, says Nitz. Highs will get back into the mid-80s.
Things dry out Wednesday with highs near 90. Temperatures will stay near 90 on Thursday but there is a chance of scattered showers and storms in the afternoon. Nitz says the rain should clear out by Friday with highs back into the mid-80s.
Atlanta’s normal high for this part of June is 86.