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Rain moving out, dry weekend follows
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Rain moving out, dry weekend follows

Rain moving out, dry weekend follows

Rain moving out, dry weekend follows

The widespread and occasionally heavy rain of the overnight and early morning hours quickly transitions to just spotty light showers and drizzle for the rest of the day and early evening with dry periods in-between. 

The FLASH FLOOD WATCH continues for the entire area until 7pm as impacts on rivers, creeks and streams will linger even after the rain largely ends late this morning. 

AND, as forecast all week long, it still looks DRY FOR THE ENTIRE WEEKEND with the bonus of above-normal temperatures.

This will be the first 100% dry weekend for Atlanta since mid November!

So enjoy the first weekend of 2019. 

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Sunshine returns for the weekend, don’t be afraid of the bright thing in the sky.

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