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Upcoming rain won't break the drought
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With a forecast calling for rain over the next five days, there just might be one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Starting Wednesday, there will be a 20 percent chance of rain in the Gainesville-Hall County area, said Stephen Konarik, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

By Wednesday night and into Thanksgiving Day, that chance will jump to 60 percent.

No rain is forecast during the day on Friday, but there is a 20 percent chance that some will fall that night.

On Saturday, the chance for rain is 60 percent during the day and 50 percent at night. And on Sunday, a 20 percent chance of showers is predicted.

Konarik said this is the first time in awhile that forecasters have seen such a high percentage for the possibility of rain at least twice in the same week.

With Atlanta below normal rainfall by 18.46 inches since January 1, any showers that do fall likely won’t do much to improve drought conditions.

"We’re really not thinking there’s going to be a whole, whole lot of rain," Konarik said.

However, he added, "As much as an inch is possible, so it can make a little dent at least."

As far as temperatures go, Konarik said a front is expected to come through during the day on Thursday, which will drop temperatures to the upper 50s.

High temperatures on Friday will be in the lower 50s, and will drop to the mid-40s on Saturday.

Konarik said the average temperature this time of year is about 60 degrees, "so that will be getting quite a bit below normal on Saturday."

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