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Rain today should give way to sun Tuesday

Slight chance of thunderstorms forecast for today, Thursday

POSTED: December 17, 2012 12:10 a.m.

Gainesville residents can expect another rainy day today and more is expected in the week ahead.

A weather system is moving through the North Georgia area, but it’s expected to be out of the area by Tuesday, said Alex Gibbs, National Weather Service meteorologist in the Peachtree City office.

There’s a slight chance of strong to severe thunderstorms today and Thursday, Gibbs said.

High temperatures are expected to stay in the mid- to lower-50s throughout the week, with temperatures today and Wednesday in the mid-60s.

“It’s going to be sunny Tuesday until late in the day Wednesday,” Gibbs said.

Lows are expected to be in the 40s until dropping to around freezing at 32 degrees on Thursday.

Gainesville experienced a light stream of rain Sunday as some residents tried to get some Christmas shopping done.

But the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City had several reports of hail south of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The weather didn’t affect flights at the airport, spokeswoman Myrna White said.

“It was a real slow day traffic-wise,” she said.

Gainesville received almost three-quarters of an inch of precipitation, almost all of it falling after noon at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

The water level of Lake Lanier was recorded at 1,056.35 feet, 14.65 feet below full pool, at 11:15 p.m.

Next weekend is also expected to be fairly dry, but there is a slight chance of rain on Sunday.


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