FIRST ALERT | Second round of holiday weekend rain arrives tonight!

WANF First Alert Headline
WANF First Alert Headline(GRAY MEDIA)
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 5:44 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 26, 2022 at 6:29 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - An extensive storm system impacts much of the Southern Plains, Gulf Coast, and Southeast through the long holiday weekend. The next round of rain and a few thunderstorms sweeps through North Georgia tonight through early Sunday morning.

After a sunny start, clouds moved back on Saturday afternoon. Clouds thicken through the evening and the first sprinkles, and patchy drizzle, are possible west of Metro Atlanta early in the evening; spreading eastward and becoming heavier through the night. In addition to rain, winds increase through the evening. Winds will be gustiest in, and near, thunderstorms overnight.

By midnight, damp roads will be common across Metro Atlanta. The heaviest rain holds off until after 1 a.m. west of Atlanta. The risk of heavy rain and some minor road flooding in the typical trouble spots increases across Metro Atlanta after 2 a.m. Periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast to persist through sunrise Sunday morning.

.50-1" is likely
.50-1" is likely(WANF, GRAY MEDIA)

The forecast dries out from west to east, Sunday morning. Rain should be east of Atlanta by 7 a.m. and east of North Georgia by 10 a.m. By the time the rain event winds down, rainfall averages between 1/2″ and 1″ across much of North Georgia. A few spots may see nearly two inches of rain between Saturday evening and early Sunday morning. While rain will be heavy in spots, widespread flooding is not expected. Water could pond in the typical trouble spots across Metro Atlanta during the heavier periods of rain. Minor creek flooding is also possible up in the mountains of far North Georgia.

The forecast is mild and quiet early next week ahead of the next cold front and chance of rain.