An umbrella is needed for the first three days of the week, but sun and warm temperatures should return in time for the weekend.
“We basically have a cold front moving through (on Monday),” said Alex Gibbs, forecaster for the National Weather Service’s Peachtree City office.
A total of 2.5 inches of rain in Hall County is expected through 2 a.m. Tuesday. The area is under a flood watch through that time.
Gibbs said the heaviest rain is expected through this morning, but severe weather is unlikely for the Gainesville area.
“You might hear some thunder, but basically just rain,” he said. “It’s probably not going to be severe.”
While this weather system should bring just rain, this is the time of year when severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can be expected.
Gibbs said the risk of severe weather generally goes through mid-May, but considering the length of winter this year, it could potentially extend even longer.
After today, there’s another chance of rain Tuesday going into Wednesday morning, but the sun should pop out for the rest of the week.
Sunshine and a high in the mid-70s is forecast for Saturday.
“And then we have another system forming for next Monday,” Gibbs added. “That’s based on one model, and it’s way far out. But usually what happens, you get something set up and sometimes you get in these patterns where every week on that same day, you get another system."