After a stormy weekend, dry weather returns to Metro Atlanta

Severe thunderstorms impacted the South this past weekend, bringing tornadoes to Mississippi, Alabama and west Georgia.

In Metro Atlanta, flooding rains and large hail impacted the region late Sunday night into early Monday morning.

A band of heavy rain developed over the southern half of Metro Atlanta and continued to push through central Georgia. While the Atlanta airport received 2.37 inches of rainfall Saturday morning through Monday morning, the LaGrange area received nearly 6 inches of rainfall!

Month to Date rainfall in Atlanta and Athens are running close to average.

Year to Date rainfall in both Atlanta and Athens are running well above average.

The good news: Dry air will continue to move into North Georgia. The animation below illustrates the dew point -- the lower the number, the drier the air. The dew points will dip into the 30s through the middle of this week, signaling a dry spell that will last into the weekend!

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