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Cold to move in, rain to move out

POSTED: January 22, 2008 5:04 a.m.
Don’t expect a return of balmy temperatures any time soon. The rain and fog that hovered over Hall County is going to be followed this weekend by cold weather, according to the National Weather Service.

"(Say) goodbye to the spring-type temperatures," said Shirley Lamback, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

Expect today’s high only to hit the lower 50s, with Saturday’s warm and sunny weather to be followed by several days of cold, Lamback said. Lows are expected to dip down around freezing both Sunday and Wednesday nights, she said.

Tuesday is forecast to be the coldest day over the next few days, Lamback said, with the high in the upper 40s and the low down into the 20s Tuesday night.

But don’t get nervous that the recent wet weather will combine with those cold temperatures to provide some wintry precipitation. Lamback said that isn’t likely.

"It looks like we’ll have the cold air in place, but it’s going to be too dry," she said.

The monitoring station at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport recorded only 0.05 of an inch of rain in the 24 hours which ended at 7 p.m. Thursday. Lamback said some heavier rain was expected overnight Thursday and into early morning today.

Only about a 20 percent chance of rain is predicted for Saturday night and into Sunday morning, and it looks to remain dry into Wednesday, she said. The cold weather is predicted to last through Thursday.



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