A flash flood watch remains in effect for the eastern half of metro Atlanta and North Georgia, but Kirk Mellish says that's not really necessary for metro Atlanta, Thursday will dry out.
Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches fell overnight.
“90% of the storms were below severe level,” says Mellish. “Showers the first half of Thursday will taper off. But it takes little wind for drought and disease weakened trees to fall when soils are saturated".
In Gwinnett County, a large pine tree fell on a house in the 1740 block of Mission Park Court in Loganville. The tree went through the garage and kitchen and caused extensive damage, Gwinnett fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said. A woman in the home at the time was not injured.
Several trees were also reported down in Hall County.
Once we get through this, our reward is a few days of springtime temperatures. Actually cooler than normal for this time of year.
Temperatures won’t change much today. Mellish is calling for highs around 66. It will be cool tonight, with lows down into the mid and upper 40s.
Friday should be very nice. It will still be a little breezy, but highs will stay around 70 degrees. Overnight lows will fall into the low to middle 40s.
There is a 30 percent chance of an isolated shower Saturday or on Sunday, but otherwise it will be very nice. Mellish is calling for highs both days to stay in the low 70s, with overnight lows in the 40s.
The beautiful weather will last into Monday. It will be a little warmer too, with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the lower 50s. We could be near 90 by the end of next week, so if you like it cool Kirk says enjoy it while you can.