This coming weekend may see perfect fall weather to accompany the changing of the leaves, despite rain looming earlier in the week.
Today and Tuesday will be sunny with temperatures in the high 60s and lows in the 40s, said forecaster Robert Garcia of the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City.
But come Wednesday, a jacket and umbrella will be essential items.
There is a 50 percent chance of rain slated for Wednesday evening as a cold front moves in, Garcia said. The rain will be in the form of light showers Thursday, along with cooler temperatures in the low 60s. Lows could dip into the 30s during this period.
The estimated rainfall is only 1/10 of an inch, which will not increase the current water level in Lake Lanier. The lake is 12.04 feet below full pool of 1,071 feet.
Poor news for the lake doesn't mean poor news overall. The weekend will see warmer weather back in the mid 60s and lower 70s, Garcia said. Despite the soggy mid-week forecast, the weekend promises optimal fall weather with sunny days.
Cooler temperatures may spur further color changes in the leaves, Garcia said. And, it may kickstart the remaining dormant foliage.