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Rain might not go away till Tuesday
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City of Gainesville employee Darrell Hunter picks up trash during a heavy rainstorm Friday. - photo by Tom Reed

Cooler weather moving in this weekend may keep the gray skies around, according to forecasters from the National Weather Service.

Heavy rains on Friday from a weather system that traveled up through Atlanta dropped 1.37 inches of rain in Gainesville, according to National Weather Service’s Web site.

The rain was expected to push north overnight Friday.

"All of this is resulting from a low pressure system over Alabama," said Laura Griffith, a National Weather Service forecaster.

"We’re looking at two to three inches from (Friday)."

Griffith said rain is also possible today and Sunday.

"The next thing we’re watching is a cold front that’s going to push through and may bring some chances of rain later in the weekend," Griffith said.

There is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, which will go down to a 30 percent chance tonight and Sunday. There will only be a 20 percent chance of rain Sunday night.

"It should be nice by Tuesday," Griffith said.

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