Localized heavy rain and wind are causes for concern in and around Atlanta this weekend.
Right now, we are forecasting rain overnight Friday and into the first half of the day Saturday. Rainfall totals close to 2 inches are likely, and wind gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range will accompany some of the downpours.
The wind, coupled with the soggy ground, will help topple a few trees, so power outages Saturday afternoon may become an issue. However, no organized severe storms are forecast for Atlanta. That threat is well off to our south and east, from the Atlantic coast of Florida, north into the Carolinas.
By Sunday, all the rain will have pushed away, and a full day of sun is forecast to help dry things out.
Make sure to get the latest on your forecast Friday with Chief Meteorologist Markina Brown, starting at 4 p.m. on CBS Atlanta News.
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